Gov. Kim Reynolds ordered all flags in Iowa at half-staff from sunrise to sunset in honor of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service on Sunday, October 3, 2021.Firefighters who have died in the line of duty during the previous year are honored at the memorial service which happens the first weekend in October each year. All firefighters who have made the ultimate sacrifice are also remembered.
“I join with Iowans in remembrance of the fallen firefighters across our nation and the ultimate sacrifice they have made, said Gov. Reynolds. “I am amazed at their fortitude and unselfish acts of heroism to run towards danger to save lives. I commend their bravery and the commitment to keep our communities safe.”
Flags will be at half-staff on the State Capitol Building and on flag displays in the Capitol Complex. Flags will also be half-staff on all public buildings, grounds and facilities throughout the state.
Individuals, businesses, schools, municipalities, counties, and other government subdivisions are encouraged to fly the flags at half-staff for the same length of time.