Colorado: Governor Polis Orders Flags to Half Staff In Honor of Memorial Day

DENVER ~ Denver, CO - As Memorial Day approaches, President Biden has issued a proclamation to honor and remember the brave service members who have made the ultimate sacrifice for their country. In accordance with this proclamation, Governor Polis has ordered flags to be flown at half-staff from 12:01 am to 12:00 pm on Monday, May 27, 2024.

The President's proclamation reads, "This Memorial Day, we honor the brave women and men who made the ultimate sacrifice for our Nation's freedom. We recommit to keeping our sacred obligation to their survivors, families, and caregivers. Together, we vow to honor their memories by carrying on their work to forge a more perfect Union."

Since the founding of the United States, members of the Armed Forces have been willing to lay down their lives for the idea of America - a nation founded on the belief that all people are created equal and deserve equal treatment throughout their lives. This idea has inspired generations of service members to risk everything for their country.

President Biden acknowledges the pain that comes with losing a loved one who served in the military. He says, "To all those grieving the loss of a loved one who wore the uniform...our country sees you and mourns with you." He also recognizes that no words can ease this grief but hopes that families can find solace in knowing that their loved ones will never be forgotten.

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In honor of all fallen service members, Congress has requested that Memorial Day be observed as a day of prayer for permanent peace. The President designates 11:00 am as a time for people across the nation to unite in prayer and reflection. He also urges media outlets to cooperate in this observance.

The President further requests that governors and other government officials direct flags to be flown at half-staff until noon on Memorial Day as a sign of respect for those who have given their lives in service. He encourages families and communities to post tributes to fallen service members on the Veterans Legacy Memorial website.

In conclusion, President Biden states, "May God bless our fallen heroes. May God bring comfort to their families. May God protect our troops." He asks all Americans to join in the National Moment of Remembrance at 3:00 pm local time on Memorial Day and to display the flag at half-staff from their homes during the customary forenoon period.

As we approach Memorial Day, let us remember and honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. Let us also continue to strive towards a more perfect Union, in honor of their bravery and dedication.

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