Governor directs flags lowered to half-staff May 24 through May 30

Flags fly at half staff in front of Avanti HS

Governor Inslee directed on Tuesday afternoon, May 24, 2022, that Washington State and United States flags at all state agencies, including schools and support buildings, be lowered to half-staff immediately “in honor and remembrance of the victims who tragically lost their lives on May 24, 2022 at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas.”

Flags should remain at half staff through Monday, May 30, which is Memorial Day. This federal holiday is in remembrance of those who lost their lives while serving in the country’s armed forces.

Flags return to full-staff at all OSD schools and support buildings on Tuesday, May 31.