Utah State Today - University News

Utah State University Logo
24Apr2014

Enchanted Modernities - Mysticism, Landscape & the American West

Caine College of the Arts and the Leverhulme Trust…

24Apr2014

Biology Seminar: Cecilia Waichert, Doctoral Dissertation Defense, Biology, USU

Cecilia Waichert, doctoral candidate with James Pitts,…

24Apr2014

Evening Child Care on Campus

CCAMPIS (Child Care Access Means Parents in School) is…

25Apr2014

Biology Seminar: Matt Schroer, Masters Thesis Defense, Biology, USU

Matt Schroer, master student with Michelle Baker, will…

25Apr2014

Aggie Ice Cream Tour

Aggie Ice Cream tours will consist of viewing a DVD on…

More events

CONNECT WITH US

Blogger Facebook Twitter You Tube RSS

Peace Officers Memorial Day is May 15


Wednesday, May. 15, 2013


Peace Officers Memorial Day, an annual observance in the United States, is marked May 15 in honor of federal, state and local officers killed or disabled in the line of duty and is held in conjunction with Police Week. In honor of the day, flags are flown at half-staff.

 

The holiday observance was created Oct. 1, 1961, when the U.S. Congress asked the president to designate May 15 to honor peace officers. The bill was signed into law by U.S. President John F. Kennedy Oct. 1, 1962. The legislation was amended in 1994 when U.S. President Bill Clinton directed that the flag of the United States be flown at half-staff on May 15.

 

Each year the president issues a proclamation in observance of the day. In compliance with that proclamation, Utah Gov. Gary R. Herbert has authorized the lowering of the state of Utah’s flag in addition to the flag of the United States of America.

 

All flags will be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset May 15, 2013.



     email icon  Email story       printer icon  Printer friendly
 






Send your comment or question:

We welcome your response. Your comment or question will be forwarded to the appropriate person. Please be sure to provide a valid email address so we can contact you, if needed. Your response will NOT be published online. Thank you.

NOTE: Do Not Alter These Fields, they are used to limit spam: