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 U.S. and N.C. flags from sunrise through sunset on April 23rd to honor the 
                        U.S. Marines who were killed and wounded on March 18, 2013  


Governor Pat McCrory ordered United States and North Carolina flags to be lowered from sunrise to sunset on April 23rd on state facilities in honor of the seven U.S. Marines who were killed, and those wounded, as part of a training exercise on March 18, 2013, at Nevada’s Hawthorne Army Depot. 


“My thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends of the seven Marines based out of Camp Lejeune who tragically lost their lives last month.  I will attend a memorial service at Camp Lejeune tomorrow morning to recognize their dedication and sacrifice in protecting our freedom,” 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.