Governor Brown Orders Flags Lowered to Half-Staff in Recognition of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service

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Salem, Ore. — Governor Kate Brown today ordered all flags at Oregon public institutions to be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Oct. 8 in honor of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service, which coincides with Fire Prevention Week.

"Especially after one of the most intense wildfire seasons in recent Oregon history, I cannot be more thankful to all our firefighters, many of whom serve their local communities as volunteers," Governor Brown said. "We honor the legacy of those made the ultimate sacrifice and give special pause to recognize the bravery of firefighters who stand ready around the clock to protect homes and save lives. I encourage all Oregonians to join me in honoring our firefighters to do your part to help prevent fires."

The full Presidential Proclamation is available on the White House's website.

Press release from Oregon Governors Office.