North Carolina
Department of Administration

Pat McCrory, Governor
Bill Daughtridge, Jr., Secretary




To:                   Cabinet Secretaries

                        Council of State Members

                        UNC President Thomas W. Ross

                        Administrative Office of the Courts

                        Office of Administrative Hearings

                        General Assembly

                        North Carolina Community College System

                        Governor’s Mansion

                        Governor’s Office


From:               Secretary Bill Daughtridge, Jr.


Re:                   Lowering of the US and NC flags to half-staff from sunrise through sunset on

                        May 15th in recognition of Peace Officer Memorial Day   


In recognition of President Obama’s designation of May 15th as national Peace Officers Memorial Day, Governor Pat McCrory ordered all U.S. and North Carolina flags to be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Wednesday, May 15th. The Governor encourages all citizens to display flags at half-staff at their homes and businesses that day as well.


“On Peace Officer Memorial Day and throughout the year, the State of North Carolina recognizes and appreciates the critical contributions and sacrifices made by members of law enforcement at all levels, and honors their courage and dedication,” said Governor McCrory.


For flag information, please contact DOA Public Information Officer Chris Mears at or 919-807-2340. Please click on the following highlighted links to either join the North Carolina Flag Alert list serve, or view the North Carolina State Government Flag Guide.