Flag Lowering - 5/29/23 (Memorial Day)

Governor Inslee hereby directs that Washington State and United States flags at all state agency facilities be lowered to half-staff on Monday, May 29, 2023, in recognition of Memorial Day. This federal holiday is in remembrance of those who lost their lives while serving in the country’s armed forces.

The Governor's office has no objection to agencies lowering the flags at the close of business on Friday, May 26, 2023. Flags should remain at half-staff until close of business or sunset on Monday, May 29, 2023, or first thing Tuesday morning, May 30, 2023.

Please notify all of your field offices and facilities around the state.

Other government entities, citizens and businesses are encouraged to join this recognition.

Please email FlagRequests@gov.wa.gov if you have any questions about this flag lowering.