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Gov. Ricketts’ Memorial Day Statement & Flag Status Notice

LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts issued a statement and announced that all U.S. and Nebraska flags are to be flown at half-staff on Monday morning—May 27, 2019—in observance of Memorial Day.

Flags will be flown at half-staff until noon on Monday at which point they will be raised to the top of the staff.  Governor Pete Ricketts also issued the following statement in observance of Memorial Day:

“Memorial Day is a time to remember the brave women and men who gave their lives so that we can enjoy the peaceful exercise of our freedoms.  Susanne, the kids, and I send our condolences to Nebraskans who’ve lost a loved one in the line of duty.  They will never be forgotten.  We also wish everyone a pleasant holiday weekend with friends and family.  As you travel to cookouts, picnics, and pool parties this weekend, be sure to buckle up and drive safely.”

On Memorial Day, Governor Ricketts will join ceremonies at Offutt Air Force Base in Bellevue, Memorial Park in Omaha, and the Hall County Veterans Memorial Park in Grand Island.