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    Flag Directive for Friday, January 28, 2022

    Flags to half-staff: Beginning of Business, Friday, January 28, 2022

    Flags returned to full staff: Sunset, Wednesday, February 2, 2022

    Governor Kathy Hochul today announced flags on state buildings will be flown at half-staff on Jan. 28 in honor of fallen New York Police Officers Jason Rivera and Wilbert Mora. Flags should be lowered to half-staff at sunrise on Jan. 28, the day of Officer Rivera's funeral service, and returned to full-staff at sunset on Feb. 2, following Officer Mora's funeral service.

     

    "The losses of Officer Rivera and Officer Mora are felt widely and deeply by all New Yorkers - my thoughts are with their families and loved ones,"  Governor Hochul said. "Today we mourn as they are laid to rest, but tomorrow we must work to eradicate the epidemic gun violence has become in our communities. We must get to the root of this issue to prevent tragedies like this from happening. New Yorkers deserve elected officials that will work for them to solve this problem and that is exactly what they will get."

    Flag Directive for Tuesday, December 7, 2021

    Flags to half-staff: Beginning of Business, Tuesday, December 7, 2021

    Flags returned to full staff: Sunset, Tuesday, December 7, 2021

    FLAG NOTIFICATION

     

    Flags on New York State government buildings will be at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on   Tuesday, December 7,  in observation of Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day.

    Flag Directive for Tuesday, October 19, 2021

    Flags to half-staff: Beginning of Business, Tuesday, October 19, 2021

    Flags returned to full staff: Sunset, Friday, October 22, 2021

    Flags to half-staff: Sunrise  Tuesday, October 19, 2021

    Flags returned to full-staff:  Sunset Friday, October 22, 2021

     

    For Immediate Release:  10/18/2021

    GOVERNOR KATHY HOCHUL

    GOVERNOR HOCHUL DIRECTS FLAGS ON ALL STATE BUILDINGS LOWERED TO HALF-STAFF IN HONOR OF GENERAL COLIN POWELL

    "I am saddened by the passing of General Colin Powell, a New Yorker and son of immigrants who rose to the height of American public service during a distinguished career. As the first Black person to serve as National Security Adviser, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and Secretary of State after graduating from the City University of New York, General Powell blazed a path forward for others to follow throughout his decades of service to the United States.

    "I am directing flags on all state buildings to be lowered to half-staff until sunset on October 22 in honor of General Powell's memory and his contributions to building a more perfect union. New Yorkers' thoughts and prayers are with his wife, Alma, and his children, Linda, Annemarie and Michael."

     

    Flag Directive for Friday, September 17, 2021

    Flags to half-staff: Beginning of Business, Friday, September 17, 2021

    Flags returned to full staff: Sunset, Friday, September 17, 2021

    POW/MIA Flag to be Flown on National POW/MIA Recognition Day, Friday, September 17

      Please be advised that the POW/MIA Flag is to be displayed over all State buildings and facilities for National POW/MIA Recognition Day on Friday, September 17.  This flag should be displayed beneath the National Flag if there is no third staff available.

    Flag Directive for Saturday, September 11, 2021

    Flags to half-staff: Beginning of Business, Saturday, September 11, 2021

    Flags returned to full staff: Sunset, Saturday, September 11, 2021

    GOVERNOR HOCHUL ANNOUNCES STATE LANDMARKS TO BE LIT AND FLAGS TO BE AT HALF-STAFF IN OBSERVATION OF 20th 9/11 ANNIVERSARY

    13 State Landmarks to be Lit Blue on Sept. 11  

    Governor Hochul today announced that thirteen state landmarks will be lit blue and flags on state government buildings will be flown at half-staff on Saturday, Sept. 11 in remembrance of those who lost their lives on this day twenty years ago.

    "Twenty years ago, nearly three thousand people lost their lives in the horrific and unprecedented acts of terror against our state and our nation on September 11, 2001,"   Governor Hochul said.  "We remember the victims and the brave first responders who lost their lives in the most unfathomable way, and we honor the survivors and victim's families who were tragically impacted by the attack. We will continue to stand together stronger and united as one New York State."

    State landmarks to be lit include:

    • One World Trade Center
    • Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge
    • Alfred E. Smith State Office Building
    • The H. Carl McCall SUNY Building
    • State Fairgrounds - Main Gate & Expo Center
    • Albany International Airport Gateway
    • Kosciuszko Bridge
    • Grand Central Terminal - Pershing Square Viaduct
    • The "Franklin D. Roosevelt" Mid-Hudson Bridge
    • Niagara Falls
    • State Education Building
    • MTA LIRR - East End Gateway at Penn Station
    • The Lake Placid Olympic Jumping Complex

    Flag Directive for Wednesday, August 25, 2021

    Flags to half-staff: Beginning of Business, Wednesday, August 25, 2021

    Flags returned to full staff: Sunset, Monday, August 30, 2021

    GOVERNOR HOCHUL DIRECTS FLAGS ON ALL STATE BUILDINGS LOWERED TO HALF-STAFF TOMORROW FOR FALLEN TROOPER

    "I am devastated by the news of the passing of New York State Police Trooper James J. Monda, an 18-year veteran of the Division who died in the line of duty while on marine detail on the Great Sacandaga Lake Sunday.

    Our Troopers serve and protect the citizens of the State and when we lose a member, we lose a piece of the community. I extend prayers and condolences from all New Yorkers to the family, fiancée and friends of Trooper Monda.

    I am directing that flags on all State buildings be lowered to half-staff tomorrow through interment on Monday in honor of Trooper Monda. We will never forget his dedicated service to our safety and our State." 

    Flag Directive for Sunday, May 30, 2021

    Flags to half-staff: Beginning of Business, Sunday, May 30, 2021

    Flags returned to full staff: Sunset, Monday, May 31, 2021

    *Note – Flags at half-staff Sunday & Monday

      Flags to half-staff: Sunrise, Sunday, May 30, 2021

    Please be advised that on Sunday, May 30, 2021 flags are to be flown at half-staff for the day  to honor the essential workers who lost their lives due to COVID-19.

      Flags to half-staff: Sunrise, Monday, May 31, 2021

    Flags to full-staff: Noon, Monday, May 31, 2021

     Please be advised that on Monday, May 31, 2021, flags are to be flown at half-staff until noon, and at top of staff for the rest of the day in observance of Memorial Day.   Please note   that the POW-MIA flag is to be displayed over all state buildings and facilities on Memorial Day. The POW-MIA flag should be displayed beneath the National Flag if there is no third staff available.