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. https://fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/RL30243.pdf

 

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

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The Department of Military Affairs displays these orders as a courtesy resource to the public. We do not own the content that is produced by the White House nor the Governor's Office and are not involved in the decision-making process on when flags should or should not be lowered.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding Presidential Proclamations or Executive Orders, please contact the White House or the Office of the Governor.

Governor Evers Executive Order 133
Office of Governor Tony Evers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 24, 2021

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Gov. Evers Orders Flags to Half-Staff in Honor of Navy Fireman First Class Kenneth E. Doernenburg 


MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers today signed Executive Order #133 ordering the flags of the United States and the state of Wisconsin to be flown at half-staff as a Mark of Respect for Navy Fireman First Class Kenneth E. Doernenburg of the United States Navy Who Lost His Life on the Battleship USS Oklahoma during the Attack on Pearl Harbor, beginning at sunrise to sunset on Saturday, September 25, 2021. 


Executive Order #133 is available here.


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Governor Evers Executive Order 132
Office of Governor Tony Evers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 10, 2021

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Gov. Evers Orders Flags to Half-Staff in Honor of 9/11 and State Day of Service and Remembrance


MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers today signed Executive Order #132 ordering the flags of the United States and the state of Wisconsin to be flown at half-staff beginning at sunrise on Fri., Sept. 10, 2021, until sunset on Sun., Sept. 12, 2021, out of respect for the nearly 3,000 individuals who lost their lives in the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. Additionally, Executive Order #132 declares Sat., Sept. 11, 2021, as a state Day of Service and Remembrance to encourage all Wisconsinites to commit acts of service and do good in their communities in commemoration of the lives lost.

“On the 20th anniversary, we reflect on the significance of this day and the effects that the attacks on 9/11 have had on our nation over the last two decades,” said Gov. Evers. “Today, we honor and remember those who lost their lives, those whose lives were forever changed, and those heroic first responders who ran toward danger without second thought. I know that Wisconsinites will come together today, as they have each year, to mourn and remember the friends, family members, and neighbors lost, and reflect on this tragedy while calling upon our spirit of service, resilience, and community to let this day forever be defined not by terror but by our commitment to helping each other in times of great need.”

Members of the governor's administration and staff will be participating in service events on Fri., Sept. 10, 2021, as part of State Day of Service and Remembrance. The governor encourages all Wisconsinites who wish to participate in the State Day of Service to do so safely, and in accordance with all CDC guidance and Wisconsin Department of Health Services recommendations. A list of potential volunteer opportunities, including virtual or low-contact opportunities, can be found here, at the United Way of Wisconsin, Serve Wisconsin, and Wisconsin Volunteer Coordinators Association website. Wisconsinites can also participate by engaging with their neighborhoods and communities, performing acts of kindness, or taking the time to reflect on the significance of the day.

Executive Order #132 is available here.


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Governor Evers Executive Order 131
Office of Governor Tony Evers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 9, 2021

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Gov. Evers Orders Flags to Half-Staff in Honor of Barber Brothers Who Lost Their Lives in Pearl Harbor Attack


Flags to be lowered as a tribute to the Barber Brothers, Fireman First Class Malcom J. Barber, Fireman First Class Leroy K. Barber, and Fireman Second Class Randolph H. Barber of the United States Navy


MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers today signed Executive Order #131 ordering the flags of the United States and the state of Wisconsin to be flown at half-staff on Sat., Sep. 11, 2021, in honor of the Barber brothers, Navy Fireman 1st Class Malcom J. Barber, Fireman 1st Class Leroy K. Barber, and Fireman 2nd Class Randolph H. Barber of the United States Navy, who lost their lives during the attack on Pearl Harbor. The Barber brothers will be laid to rest with full military honors at Most Precious Blood Cemetery in New London, Wisconsin, on Sept. 11, 2021.

“The story of the Barber brothers and their family is a tragedy that has been a source of pain for the New London community, our state, and our country now for the better part of a century,” said Gov. Evers. “I am grateful for the work of many now nearly 80 years later who helped bring these brothers home.”

The Barber brothers of New London, Wisconsin, lost their lives aboard the USS Oklahoma on December 7, 1941, during the attack on Pearl Harbor in World War II. The ship, which was moored at Ford Island, Pearl Harbor, was attacked by Japanese aircraft and sustained multiple torpedo hits that quickly capsized the boat, resulting in the deaths of 429 crewmen, including the Barber brothers. Navy personnel recovered the remains of the deceased crew between 1941 and 1944 and unidentified remains were interred at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Honolulu, Hawaii. In 2015, the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency exhumed the USS Oklahoma Unknowns for scientific analysis and possible identification, at which time, the DPAA laboratory identified the brothers. The Barber brothers' remains were accounted for on June 11, 2021.

Executive Order #131 is in effect from sunrise to sunset on Sat., Sep. 11, 2021, and is available here. As he has done each year, the governor will likewise issue a forthcoming order requiring flags to be flown at half-staff for the anniversary of the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, but he felt it was important to specifically honor the Barber brothers and their return.


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Presidential Proclamation - A Proclamation Honoring the Victims of the Attack in Kabul, Afghanistan
Date: August 26, 2021 - August 30, 2021
Details: As a mark of respect for the U.S. service members and other victims killed in the terrorist attack on August 26, 2021, in Kabul, Afghanistan, President Biden orders 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, and on all naval vessels of the Federal Government in the District of Columbia and throughout the United States and its Territories and possessions until sunset, August 30, 2021. 
Presidential Proclamation: Text of Presidential Proclamation
Governor Evers Executive Order 129
Office of Governor Tony Evers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 5, 2021

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Gov. Evers Orders Flags to Half-Staff in Honor of Former Wisconsin Adjutant General Maj. Gen. Albert H. Wilkening

MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers today ordered the flags of the United States and the state of Wisconsin to be flown at half-staff on Sat., Aug. 7, 2021, as a mark of respect for former Wisconsin Adjutant General Maj. Gen. Albert H. Wilkening, who passed away on April 8, 2020, at the age of 74.

Wilkening had a long career of service in the U.S. military. He served as the Adjutant General of the state of Wisconsin commanding the Wisconsin National Guard from 2002 to 2007, during which time he oversaw the federal and state missions of the Wisconsin Air and Army National Guards. In 2003, Wilkening was appointed by former Gov. Jim Doyle to chair the Governor’s Homeland Security Council and serve as the governor’s Homeland Security Advisor. Throughout his career, Wilkening also received numerous awards and recognition such as the Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal, Air Force Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal, National Defense Service Medal, and the Armed Forces Reserve Medal, among many other accolades.

“Maj. Gen. Wilkening was a dedicated public servant with a longstanding commitment to serving our country and the people of our state,” said Gov. Evers. “Our thoughts are with Maj. Gen. Wilkening’s family and loved ones as they honor his life and years of service to the state of Wisconsin.”

Funeral services will be held for Wilkening in the village of Oregon on August 7, 2021.

Executive Order #129 is in effect from sunrise to sunset on Sat., August 7, 2021, and is available here.

Governor Evers Executive Order 126
Office of Governor Tony Evers
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 17, 2021
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Gov. Evers Orders Flags to Half-Staff in Honor of U.S. Air Force Airman 2nd Class Edward J. Miller
MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers today ordered the flags of the United States and the state of Wisconsin to be flown at half-staff on Sat., July 17, 2021, in honor of U.S. Air Force Airman 2nd Class Edward J. Miller, who lost his life while serving in the Korean War.     

Airman 2nd Class Edward J. Miller, a veteran of the Korean War and a member of the United States Air Force, perished on Nov. 22, 1952, along with 51 of his fellow airmen, when a Douglas C-124 Globemaster troop transport plane crashed during a blizzard into Mt. Gannett near Anchorage, Alaska. Airman 2nd Class Edward J. Miller’s remains were identified in 2019 by the Armed Forces Medical Examiner in Dover, Delaware, after a multi-year search conducted by a joint Army and Air Force recovery team.   

“Airman 2nd Class Edward J. Miller gave the ultimate sacrifice while serving, and we honor and remember his bravery and service as he returns home to his final resting place,” said Gov. Evers. “On behalf of the state of Wisconsin, we thank Airman 2nd Class Miller for his service, selflessness, and sacrifice, and offer our sincere condolences to his family members and loved ones as they find closure so many years later.”   


Airman 2nd Class Edward J. Miller will be laid to rest with full military honors at Maple Hill Cemetery in his hometown of Evansville. 

Executive Order #126 is in effect from sunrise to sunset on Sat., July 17, 2021, and is available here.
Governor Evers Executive Order 125
Office of Governor Tony Evers
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 21, 2021
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Gov. Evers Orders Flags to Half-Staff in Honor of former State Representative Ann Hraychuck
MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers today ordered the flags of the United States and the state of Wisconsin to be flown at half-staff on Tues., June 22, 2021, in honor of former State Representative Ann Hraychuck, who passed away on June 6, 2021, at the age of 69. 

“By all accounts, Ann Hraychuck was a kind, compassionate, and dynamic person, deeply committed to her family, friends, colleagues, and neighbors,” said Gov. Evers. “Her loss will surely leave a hole in her community and in the hearts of those who knew her. On behalf of the state of Wisconsin, I offer my deepest condolences to her husband, David, her entire family and loved ones, and the Polk County community.”

Hraychuck was first elected to the Wisconsin State Assembly in 2006 where she served two terms representing Wisconsin's 28th Assembly District. She was the first woman elected to the 28th Assembly District and served as the Majority Caucus Secretary. Prior to her election to the State Assembly, Hraychuck dedicated 32 years of service to the Polk County Sheriff's Office, serving as Polk County Sheriff from 2001 to 2006. She also served as a sensitive crimes investigator, law enforcement educator and trainer for the Wisconsin Department of Justice, and received the "In The Line of Duty" Medal of Valor. As an avid hunter and angler, Hraychuck was the first woman to be elected as president of the Polk County Sportsmen's Club. 

A private memorial service will be held on June 22, 2021 in Balsam Lake. 

Executive Order #125 is available here, and is in effect from sunrise to sunset on Tues., June 22, 2021. 
Governor Evers Executive Order 124
Office of Governor Tony Evers
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 18, 2021
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Gov. Evers Orders raising the Juneteenth Flag over the East Wing of the State Capitol Building
MADISON — Tony Evers, Governor of the State of Wisconsin, by the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the Laws of the State, hereby:
  • Order that the Juneteenth Flag shall be flown over the East Wing of the State Capitol Building, beginning on Friday, June 18, 2021 and ending at sunset on Sunday, June 20, 2021.
  • Authorize state buildings and any jurisdiction of the State of Wisconsin to fly the Juneteenth Flag from Friday, June 18, 2021 until sunset on Sunday, June 20, 2021, for the purpose of recognizing Juneteenth.
Executive Order #124 is in effect from Friday, June 18, 2021 until sunset on Sunday, June 20, 2021, and copy of the EO is available here.  
Governor Evers Executive Order 123
Office of Governor Tony Evers
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 11, 2021
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Gov. Evers Orders Flags to Half-Staff in Honor of Firefighter Joshua D. Fedie of the Boscobel Fire Department
MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers today ordered the flags of the flags of the United States and the state of Wisconsin to be flown at half-staff on Sat., June 12, 2021, in honor of firefighter Joshua D. Fedie of the Boscobel Fire Department. Fedie passed away on May 31, 2021 after contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty.

“Every day our first responders put their lives on the line to serve their communities and help their neighbors in need, and unfortunately, Josh's passing is a reminder that this pandemic isn't over and that those serving on the frontlines are often at the greatest risk,” said Gov. Evers. “My thoughts and deepest condolences are with Josh's three children and partner, Mindy, his family and loved ones, and his entire firefighter family in Boscobel and across Wisconsin.”

Fedie has been a firefighter with the Boscobel Fire Department for nine years. Prior to that, he was a firefighter with the Prairie du Chien Fire Department and has served the people of Wisconsin at Departments of Corrections and Natural Resources. 

A celebration of life will be held on June 12, 2021, in Boscobel.

Executive Order #123 is in effect from sunrise to sunset on Sat., June 12, 2021, and is available here.  
Governor Evers Executive Order 119
Office of Governor Tony Evers
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 28, 2021
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Gov. Evers Orders Flags to Half-Staff for Memorial Day
MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers today ordered the flags of the United States and the state of Wisconsin to be flown at half-staff for Memorial Day and encouraged Wisconsinites to honor Memorial Day and pay tribute to our fallen heroes. The Wisconsin Department of Veteran's Affairs Memorial Day commemoration is available here, and a video message from Gov. Evers honoring our service members is available here

“Our service members exemplify great courage, selflessness, dedication, hard work, and determination, and we owe so much to the brave individuals who have given their lives in battle—they will forever be heroes,” said Gov. Evers. “On behalf of the state of Wisconsin, this Memorial Day, I share my heartfelt gratitude to the members of our nation’s armed forces, those who laid down their lives, and offer my deepest condolences to the family and loved ones they left behind.”

Executive Order #119 is available here and should be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to noon on Monday, May 31, 2021.
Governor Evers Executive Order 118
Office of Governor Tony Evers
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 27, 2021
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Gov. Evers Orders Flags to Half-Staff in Honor of Maj. Gen. James G. Blaney
MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers signed Executive Order #118 ordering the flags of the United States and the state of Wisconsin to be flown at half-staff on Fri., June 4, 2021 in honor of Maj. Gen. James G. Blaney who passed away on October 18, 2020 at the age of 82.

Maj. Gen. Blaney joined the Wisconsin National Guard in 1960, mobilized to federal service in 1961 with the 32nd Infantry Division during the Berlin Crisis, and served as the Adjutant General of the State of Wisconsin from 1997 to 2002. During his time as Adjutant General, Maj. Gen. Blaney oversaw the federal and state missions of the Wisconsin Air and Army National Guards.

“Maj. Gen. Blaney led a distinguished life of service and dedication to Wisconsin and the United States of America," said Gov. Evers. "While he will be missed by many, his years of devotion will be remembered for generations to come.”

On Fri., June 4, 2021, funeral services will be held in the Village of Kendall. Executive Order #118 is in effect from sunrise to sunset on Fri., June 4, 2021, and is available here.
Presidential Proclamation - Honor and remembrance of the victims of the tragedy in San Jose, CA
Date: May 26, 2021 - May 30, 2021
Details: As a mark of respect for the victims of the senseless acts of violence perpetrated on May 26, 2021, in San Jose, California
Presidential Proclamation: Text of Presidential Proclamation
Governor Evers Executive Order 117
Office of Governor Tony Evers
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 20, 2021
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Gov. Evers Orders Flags to Half-Staff in Honor of Army Sgt. 1st Class Nicholas J. Valentine of the United States Army Who Lost His Life in the Korean War 
MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers signed Executive Order #117 ordering the flags of the United States and the state of Wisconsin to be flown at half-staff on Tues., May 25, 2021 in honor of Army Sgt. 1st Class Nicholas J. Valentine of the United States Army who lost his life while serving in the Korean War.

Army Sgt. 1st Class Nicholas J. Valentine, a veteran of the Korean War and a member of the United States Army assigned to Battery B, 57th Field Artillery Battalion, 7th Infantry Division, was reported Missing in Action on December 6, 1950 near the Chosin Reservoir, North Korea. He was presumed deceased in 1954. Sgt. Valentine's remains were discovered in August 2018, and were identified on March 16, 2021.

“We are honoring Army Sgt. 1st Class Nicholas J. Valentine who gave the ultimate sacrifice while serving our country in the Korean War," said Gov. Evers. "Now, with some semblance of closure, he will be remembered by his family and loved ones for his dedication and selflessness, and as a true hero who exemplifies the best of Wisconsin.”

On Tues., May 25, 2021, Army Sgt. 1st Class Nicholas J. Valentine will be buried with full military honors at St. Charles Catholic Cemetery in Cassville, Wisconsin. Executive Order #117 is in effect from sunrise to sunset on Tues., May 25, 2021, and is available here.
Governor Evers Executive Order 115

Governor Evers has ordered that the flag of the United States and the flag of the State of Wisconsin shall be flown at half-staff at all buildings, grounds, and military installations of the State of Wisconsin, beginning at sunrise on May 14, 2021, and ending at sunset on that date in honor of Hmong-Lao Veterans.

Executive Order #115
Governor Evers Executive Order 114
Office of Governor Tony Evers
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 15, 2021.
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Gov. Evers Orders lowering the flags to half-staff for Peace Officers Memorial Day
MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers signed Executive Order #114 ordering the flags of the United States and the state of Wisconsin to be flown at half-staff for Peace Officers Memorial Day. Flags are to be lowered from sunrise to sunset on Saturday, May 15, 2021. Executive Order #114 is available here.
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Flags return to full-staff - April 27, 2021
In accordance with Whitehouse guidance issued this morning, the Governor has ordered that the flag of the United States and the flag of the State of Wisconsin shall be returned to full-staff at all buildings, grounds, and military installations of the State of Wisconsin beginning immediately. The flags were lowered in honor and remembrance of former Vice President Walter Mondale.
Presidential Proclamation - A Proclamation on the Death of Walter Mondale
Date: April 20, 2021 - Day of interment
Details: In accordance with the attached Presidential Proclamation, the Governor has ordered that the flag of the United States and the flag of the State of Wisconsin shall be flown at half-staff at all buildings, grounds, and military installations of the State of Wisconsin beginning immediately and ending at sunset on the day of interment in honor and remembrance of former Vice President Walter Mondale.
Presidential Proclamation: Text of Presidential Proclamation
Presidential Proclamation - honor and remembrance of the victims of the tragedy in Indianapolis, Indiana
Date: April 16, 2021 - April 20, 2021
Details: As a mark of respect for the victims of the senseless acts of violence perpetrated on April 15, 2021, in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Presidential Proclamation: Text of Presidential Proclamation
Presidential Proclamation - Honoring United States Capitol Police Officers
Date: April 2, 2021 - April 6, 2021
Details: As a sign of respect for the service and sacrifice of the victims of the attack at the United States Capitol on Friday, April 2, President Biden has ordered all flags to be flown at half-staff until sunset on April 6, 2021.
Presidential Proclamation: Text of Presidential Proclamation
Presidential Proclamation - Honoring the Victims of the Tragedy in Boulder, Colorado
Date: March 23, 2021 - March 27, 2021
Details: As a mark of respect for the victims of the senseless acts of violence perpetrated on March 22, 2021, in Boulder, Colorado, President Biden has ordered all flags to be flown at half-staff until sunset on March 27, 2021.
Presidential Proclamation: Text of Presidential Proclamation
Presidential Proclamation - Honoring the Victims of the Tragedy in the Atlanta Metropolitan Area
Date: March 18, 2021 - March 22, 2021
Details: As a mark of respect for the victims of the senseless acts of violence perpetrated on March 16, 2021, in the Atlanta Metropolitan area, President Biden has ordered all flags to be flown at half-staff until sunset on March 22, 2021.
Presidential Proclamation: Text of Presidential Proclamation
Governor Evers Executive Order 109
Office of Governor Tony Evers
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 23, 2021.
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Gov. Evers Orders lowering the flags to half-staff in memory of the more than 500,000 Americans who have been lost to COVID-19—including over 6000 Wisconsinites.
MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers signed Executive Order #109 ordering the flags of the United States and the state of Wisconsin to be flown at half-staff, in memory of the more than 500,000 Americans who have been lost to COVID-19—including 6284 Wisconsinites, Governor Evers hereby orders all flags to be flown at half-staff beginning today at sunrise until sunset on February 26, 2021.
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Presidential Proclamation - REMEMBERING THE 500,000 AMERICANS LOST TO COVID-19
Date: February 22, 2021
Details: In memory of the more than 500,000 Americans who have been lost to COVID-19—including over 6000 Wisconsinites—and consistent with the attached proclamation signed by President Biden, Governor Evers hereby orders all flags to be flown at half-staff beginning tomorrow at sunrise. Flags will fly at half-staff until sunset on February 26, 2021.
Presidential Proclamation: Text of Presidential Proclamation
Governor Evers Executive Order 107
Office of Governor Tony Evers
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 12, 2021.
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Gov. Evers Orders lowering the flags to half-staff for Fire Inspector David Jerald Tomlinson of the Poynette-Dekorra Fire Department
MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers signed Executive Order #107 ordering the flags of the United States and the state of Wisconsin to be flown at half-staff for Fire Inspector David Jerald Tomlinson of the Poynette-Dekorra Fire Department. Flags are to be lowered from sunrise to sunset on Friday, February 12, 2021.
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Governor Evers Executive Order 102
Office of Governor Tony Evers
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 4, 2021
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Gov. Evers Orders Flags to Half-Staff in Honor of former Wisconsin Supreme Court Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson
MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers signed Executive Order #102 ordering the flags of the United States and the state of Wisconsin to be flown at half-staff in honor of former Wisconsin Supreme Court Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson on Tues., Jan. 5, 2021. Chief Justice Abrahamson passed away on Dec. 19, 2020 at the age of 87. 

“Chief Justice Abrahamson was a first—the first woman to serve on the Wisconsin Supreme Court and the first woman to serve as chief justice. Yet, her legacy is defined not just by being a first, but her life’s work of ensuring she would not be the last, paving and lighting the way for the many women and others who would come after her,” said Gov. Evers in a statement at the time of her passing. “We are thinking of Chief Justice Abrahamson’s family and friends, and we join the people of Wisconsin in mourning the loss of one of our state’s most extraordinary public servants and honoring her legacy.” 

Private memorial services will be held on January 5. Executive Order #102 is in effect from sunrise to sunset on Tues., Jan. 5, 2021, and is available here
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Governor Evers Executive Order 101
Office of Governor Tony Evers
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 30, 2020
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Gov. Evers Orders Flags to Half-Staff in Honor of Fire Chief Donald Edwin Kittelson of the Clayton Volunteer Fire Department
MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers signed Executive Order #101 ordering the flags of the United States and the state of Wisconsin to be flown at half-staff in honor of Fire Chief Donald Edwin Kittelson of the Clayton Volunteer Fire Department who passed away Dec. 17, 2020, after contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty. 

“Fire Chief Kittelson served the Clayton community for more than 34 years years. A third-generation firefighter, he was a pillar of his community and a mentor to many, sharing his knowledge and enthusiasm for firefighting with the next generation,” said Gov. Evers. “Our deepest condolences and thoughts are with his family, loved ones, the Clayton Volunteer Fire Department, and the entire Clayton community as they grapple with this loss.” 

Executive Order #101 is in effect from sunrise to sunset on Sat., Jan. 2, 2021, and is available here
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Governor Evers Executive Order 98
Office of Governor Tony Evers
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 11, 2020
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Gov. Evers Orders Flags to Half-Staff as a Mark of Respect for Capt. Durwood "Hawk" Jones of the Wisconsin Air National Guard's 115th Fighter Wing
MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers today signed Executive Order #98 ordering the flags of the United States and the state of Wisconsin to be flown at half-staff as a mark of respect for Capt. Durwood "Hawk" Jones. Capt. Jones was a pilot with the 115th Fighter Wing out of Truax Field Air National Guard Base in Madison and passed away on Tues., Dec. 8, 2020 while participating in a routine training mission in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. The cause of the crash is under investigation.  

“Capt. Jones was a decorated combat veteran, a selfless hero serving both at home and abroad, and a caring father, husband, and son,” said Gov. Evers. “Our hearts break for his wife and kids and his family, and Kathy and I join the people of our state in offering our condolences. We will continue to keep them in our thoughts and prayers. We're thinking of all of Capt. Jones' loved ones and his fellow service members in the 115th Fighter Wing and the Wisconsin National Guard.”

Executive Order #98 is effective at sunrise on Dec. 12, 2020, until sunset on Dec. 18, 2020, and is available here
Governor Evers Executive Order 97
Office of Governor Tony Evers
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 4, 2020
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Gov. Evers Order Flags to Half-Staff in Honor of National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day
MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers signed Executive Order #97 ordering the flags of the United States and the state of Wisconsin to be flown at half-staff on Mon., Dec. 7, 2020 on National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. The attack on the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor on the Hawaiian island of O'ahu took the lives of 2,403 Americans and injured 1,178 more. 

“The attack on Pearl Harbor was a turning point not only for World War II but for our country, deeply impacting Americans across our state and nation,” said Gov. Evers. “Each year, Wisconsin remembers the bravery and sacrifice demonstrated by Americans on O'ahu that day, and honors the enduring legacy of our veterans, including the more than 5,800 World War II veterans currently living in Wisconsin, who fought to preserve and defend the freedoms and quality of life enjoyed by folks across our country today.” 


Executive order #97 is effective from sunrise to sunset on Mon., Dec. 7, 2020, and can be found here
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Governor Evers Executive Order 96
Office of Governor Tony Evers

  

Gov. Evers Orders Flags to Half-Staff in Honor of Cpt. Kelly Lynn Raether of Ixonia Fire & EMS
 
MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers signed Executive Order #96 ordering the flags of the United States and the state of Wisconsin to be flown at half-staff in honor of Cpt. Kelly Lynn Raether of the Town of Ixonia Fire & EMS. Raether passed away on Nov. 26, 2020 after contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty as she responded to the emergency medical needs of a COVID-19 patient. 

“Cpt. Raether served her community every day with astounding courage and selflessness, putting her health and safety on the line, even during a global pandemic, to help others,” said Gov. Evers. “This is a devastating loss and we send our deepest condolences to Capt. Raether’s family and the Ixonicommunity. While our first responders are always prepared to run towards danger, let this be a reminder to all of us how critical our actions are in helping to keep them safe during this pandemic.” 

In addition to serving her community as an emergency medicine technician for 15 years, Raether was a professor of nursing, teaching the next generation of healthcare providers. 

Executive order #96 is effective immediately and ends at sunset on Sat., Dec. 5, 2020, and can be found here
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Governor Evers Executive Order 93
Date: Saturday, October 3, 2020  
Details: Relating to a Proclamation 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 Dr. Jacob ("Doc") Albert Hines  
Executive Order: Text of Executive Order
Governor Evers Executive Order 92
Date: Saturday, October 3, 2020
Details: Relating to a Proclamation 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 Marine Sgt. Duane 0. Cole of the United States Marine Corps Who Lost His Life in World War II
Executive Order: Text of Executive Order
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