ST. PAUL, MN– Governor Tim Walz has ordered all United States flags and Minnesota flags to be flown at half-staff at all state and federal buildings in the State of Minnesota, from sunrise until noon on Monday in honor of those who have died while serving in the United States Military.
The United States and Minnesota flags are quickly raised to the tops of flagpoles, slowly lowered to half-mast, and then raised again to full height at noon. The time at half-mast is meant to honor American servicemen and women who have died for their country. Re-raising the flag is meant to symbolize the resolve of the living to carry on the fight for freedom so that the nation’s heroes will not have died in vain.
“Memorial Day is a deeply meaningful day for our state and our country,” said Governor Tim Walz. “As Governor of Minnesota and as a veteran myself, I am humbled to recognize the service members who gave their lives for our country. The right to self-govern was paid for by the blood of patriots. We honor that ultimate sacrifice today and every day.”