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State of New Jersey

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NJ Flag Status

As directed by the Legislature A-2327/S-2965 effective December 2015, requires the Office of the Secretary of State to create an e-mail notification system alerting when US and State flags are to be flown at half-staff.


December 2, 2018 - December 30, 2018 — All Flags Half-Staff

December 2, 2018

Governor Phil Murphy today has ordered that the flag of the United States of America and the flag of New Jersey shall be flown at half-staff at all State departments, offices, agencies, and instrumentalities until sunset on Sunday, December 30, 2018, consistent with federal law and directives, in recognition and mourning of the passing of President George H.W. Bush.

This Order shall take effect immediately.

Executive Order 47


Flag Lowering Scheduled By Statute

Description Date Statute
Peace Officers Memorial Day May 15th NJSA 36:2-50
Memorial Day (Until Noon) Last Monday in May NJSA 36:1-1
Corrections Officer Day (Flags at State's correctional facilities) July 30 NJSA 36:2-187
Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day December 7 NJSA 36:2-59


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