Flags lowered to half-staff in memory of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and Patriot Day

American flag flying at half-mast

Pursuant to a Presidential Proclamation, Governor Inslee directed on September 9, 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 Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

Flags will remain at half-staff until close of business or sunset on the day of interment, which is to be determined. 

Additionally, the governor has directed that flags be at half-staff on Sunday, September 11, 2022 for national Patriot Day, the annual memorial to the victims of the 2022 tragedy. Note: Flags will already be at half-staff on September 11 as a result of the September 9 presidential proclamation.