MIDDLETOWN, NJ – Flags on all government buildings are required to fly at half-staff on May 15th, commemorating Peace Officers Memorial Day. In 1994, President Clinton signed a law, P.L. 103-322, requiring the American flag to be lowered on this day as a tribute to the more than 16,000 law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty. This is the rarest of honors. The only other regularly scheduled day that the flags fly at half-staff is Memorial Day. Like those in our armed services, our fallen law enforcement officers died while protecting the lives and freedom of others. Please remember to lower the flags that fly at your home, agency or business on May 15th. Encourage those in your community to follow the government’s lead as we recognize the service and sacrifice of our law enforcement officers.
Allan Dean is editor, publisher, and founder of the Atlantic Highlands Herald. Published since 1999 and selected in 2000 by the Borough of Atlantic Highlands as one of their official newspapers, making... More by Allan Dean