Connecticut: Flags To Half-Staff Monday for Memorial Day

Connecticut: Flags To Half-Staff Monday for Memorial Day

Governor Lamont Directs Flags To Half-Staff Monday in Observance of Memorial Day
Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge in New Haven Will Be Illuminated Red, White, and Blue Throughout the Holiday Weekend

HARTFORD, CT (STL.News) Governor Ned Lamont announced that he is directing U.S. and state flags in Connecticut to be flown at half-staff on Monday, May 31, 2021, from sunrise until noon in observance of Memorial Day to honor and mourn the members of the military who have died while serving the United States Armed Forces.  As is customary and unique for this holiday, flags are lowered throughout the duration of the morning and then raised to full-staff promptly at noon for the remainder of the day.  Accordingly, since no flag should fly higher than the U.S. flag, all other flags, including state, municipal, corporate, or otherwise, should also be lowered during this same duration of time.

In addition, Governor Lamont announced that the state will illuminate the Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge in New Haven – informally known among residents as the Q Bridge – in red, white, and blue lights each night this holiday weekend beginning on the evening of Friday, May 28, through Monday, May 31.  Multicolored beacons capable of projecting light nearly six miles into the clear night sky will beam from sunset until the early morning hours. 

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Author: Maryam Shah