Gov. Tony Evers
Press Release

Gov. Evers Orders Flags to Half-Staff for Memorial Day


By - May 24th, 2024 08:32 am

MADISON —​ Gov. Tony Evers signed Executive Order #227 ordering the flags of the United States and the state of Wisconsin to be flown at half-staff on Mon., May 27, 2024, as the state and nation recognize Memorial Day to honor and remember the nation’s fallen heroes, as well as the family members and loved ones they left behind.

Executive Order #227 will be in effect from sunrise to 12 p.m. on Mon., May 27, 2024, and is available here.

In addition, the governor shared a video message with Wisconsinites recognizing Memorial Day and honoring service members. The governor’s video message is available here, and a transcript of the message is available below.

Photo from the Office of the Governor.

Photo from the Office of the Governor.

Hey there, folks. Governor Tony Evers here.

Each year, on Memorial Day, we continue a tradition that has been part of our nation’s history for over a century.

Today, we honor and remember the generations of brave and selfless service members—soldiers, sailors, marines, and airmen—who have laid down their lives to protect and secure our freedoms, as well as freedoms of countless others.

Our service members exemplify great courage, selflessness, dedication, and determination, and we owe so much to the brave individuals who have given their lives in battle.

They will forever be heroes.

As we recognize this solemn day, I join Wisconsinites and folks across the country in paying tribute to those who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our nation, as well as the family members and loved ones they left behind.

On behalf of our state, we share our deepest condolences with you and gratitude for your loved one’s selfless service in defense of our nation and our shared values.

Their service, bravery, and sacrifice will never be forgotten. Thank you.

An online version of this release is available here.

NOTE: This press release was submitted to Urban Milwaukee and was not written by an Urban Milwaukee writer. While it is believed to be reliable, Urban Milwaukee does not guarantee its accuracy or completeness.

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