Governor - Scott K. Walker Adjutant General - Major General Donald P. Dunbar

Current Flag Status

This page contains information regarding flag-lowering orders issued by the President of the United States and the Governor of Wisconsin.

Under changes to the Flag Code made in 2007, National flags flown over Federal installations and facilities in Wisconsin must be lowered to half staff when the Governor of Wisconsin orders flags to half staff because of the death of a member of the Armed Forces. Read the text of the amendment to the Flag Code at: http://www.ushistory.org/betsy/more/micks.htm

The Governor also has the authority to order flags to half staff at all state-owned and operated facilities in the event of the death of present or former officials of state government. Municipal and county governments, public and private schools, private businesses, and individuals should also lower their flags to half staff under an Executive Order issued by the Governor.

More information on proper display of the flag can be found in a report issued April 14, 2008, by the Congressional Research Service: "The United States Flag: Federal Law Relating to Display and Associated Questions", by Atty. John R. Luckey. http://senate.gov/reference/resources/pdf/RL30243.pdf

Updates regarding Presidential Proclamations can be found at the White House website:https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/presidential-actions/proclamations

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2017

Title: Governor Walker Executive Order 233
Date: March 4, 2017
Details:

Governor Scott Walker has ordered that the flag of the United States and the flag of the State of Wisconsin be flown at half-staff as a mark of respect for former State Representative Tom Larson who passed away on February 18, 2017.

In accordance with this order, please ensure that the flag of the United States and the flag of the State of Wisconsin are flown at half-staff at all state facilities, beginning at sunrise Saturday, March 4, 2017, and ending at sunset on that date.

Executive Order 233 Text of Executive Order

Title: Governor Walker Executive Order 232
Date: February 18, 2017
Details:

Governor Scott Walker has ordered that the flag of the United States and the flag of the State of Wisconsin be flown at half-staff as a mark of respect for former Representative Marcel Dandeneau who passed away on February 9, 2017. A memorial service will be held for Representative Marcel Dandeneau Saturday, February 18, 2017.

In accordance with this order, please ensure that the flag of the United States and the flag of the State of Wisconsin are flown at half-staff at all state facilities, beginning at sunrise Saturday, February 18, 2017, and ending at sunset on that date.

Executive Order 232 Text of Executive Order