- Friday, December 12, 2014
HARTFORD — Governor Dannel P. Malloy is directing U.S. and Connecticut flags to fly at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Sunday, December 14, 2014, in honor of the 20 children and six adults who were killed two years ago at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
- Saturday, December 6, 2014
In honor of Sunday, December 7, being the 73rd anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, “an unprovoked act of war against the United States,” President Barack Obama said December 5, all United States flags are to be lowered on Sunday in honor of Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day.
A proclamation issued by the President on Friday reminds all Americans that the attack claimed the lives of more than 2,400 Americans.
- Monday, November 17, 2014
Governor Dannel P. Malloy is directing US and Connecticut flags to half-staff in memory of the Honorable John T. Downey, a Connecticut judge who passed away early this morning.
- Thursday, August 7, 2014
HARTFORD – Governor Dannel P. Malloy this afternoon directed US and state flags to be lowered to half-staff in honor of a Connecticut National Guard member who died in a motor vehicle accident earlier today while on a routine transport of training material.
The Governor and Lt Governor Nancy Wyman issued the following joint statement:
- Sunday, June 1, 2014
Governor Dannel P. Malloy has directed State of Connecticut flags to be lowered to half-staff in honor of State Representative Lawrence G. Miller. The Associated Press is reporting that State Rep Miller, who argued passionately on behalf of Connecticut's place in aviation history, has died at the age of 78. The cause of death has not yet been reported.
Rep Miller, a Republican who was first elected to the legislature in 1990, represented Shelton, Stratford and Trumbull. He has been re-elected every two years since.
- Monday, May 26, 2014
In observance of Memorial Day, all United States and state flags should be lowered today. Per a proclamation from President Barack Obama, flags should be lowered from sunrise until noon today.
Following tradition, President Obama and Governor Dannel P. Malloy have both issued proclamations to honor those who have served and those who continue to serve in the United States Armed Forces.
- Friday, December 6, 2013
President Barack Obama has ordered flags lowered to honor Nelson Mandela, who died yesterday at his home in South Africa.
In a proclamation issued last night, the President has ordered “that the flag of the United States shall be flown at half-staff at the White House and upon all public buildings and grounds, at all military posts and naval stations … until sunset, December 9, 2013.”
Hook & Ladder firefighters will lower the Main Street flag this morning.
- Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Hook & Ladder firefighters lowered the flag on the Main Street flagpole this morning, to honor the late First Selectman Jack Rosenthal.
Mr Rosenthal died on November 26. Calling hours are tonight, from 4 to 8 pm at Honan Funeral Home. A memorial service is planned for 11:30 am Thursday, December 5, at Newtown Meeting House.
- Friday, November 22, 2013
President Obama has ordered flags lowered until sunset. A proclamation from the President is calling for A Day of Remembrance For President John F. Kennedy.
The proclamation, issued Thursday, November 21, reads as follows:
- Monday, September 16, 2013
Note: This story has been updated to include Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy’s response to the President’s proclamation.
President Obama has ordered that all American flags be lowered to honor the victims of this morning’s shootings at the Washington Navy Yard.
A shooting took place at Navy command complex in Washington, D.C., Monday morning has reportedly left 13 people dead including one gunman.