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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.


Friday, September 14, 2018 — All Flags Half-Staff

Governor Phil Murphy 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 during appropriate hours on Friday, September 14, 2018, in recognition and mourning of a dedicated and tireless public servant, Assemblyman Peter J. Barnes, Jr.

Executive Order 39


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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