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U.S. and NC Flags to Half-Staff in Honor of U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Jackson Forringer & National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Day

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Last Updated on May 5, 2023 3:29 pm

Governor Roy Cooper ordered all U.S. and North Carolina flags at state facilities to half-staff beginning immediately until sunset Saturday, May 6, in honor of U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Jackson Forringer who died during training in California on April 20, 2023. Lance Cpl. Forringer was assigned to the 2nd Marine Regiment at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. He joined the Marine Corps in July 2021.

Services for Lance Cpl. Forringer will be held on Saturday, May 6, in Chesnee, South Carolina.
 

Statement from Governor Roy Cooper

“Our hearts are with the family, friends and service members at Camp Lejeune as we mourn the loss of U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Jackson Forringer. We owe a deep debt of gratitude to those who keep our communities safe both here and abroad.”

Governor Roy Cooper ordered all U.S. and North Carolina flags at state facilities to remain at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Sunday, May 7, 2023 in honor of National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Day.

In accordance with Public Law 107-51, flags are to be lowered annually in recognition of the many firefighters who have lost their lives in the line of duty. 

Statement from Governor Roy Cooper
 

“Our prayers are with the families and loved ones of fallen firefighters as we honor them today. We'll continue working to get firefighters the support they deserve while they protect our communities.”

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Individuals, businesses, schools, municipalities, counties and other government subdivisions are also encouraged to fly flags at half-staff for the duration of time indicated.


Background

North Carolina flag announcements are issued in accordance to regulations outlined in the U.S. Flag Code.
Click for the NC State Government Flag Guide

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