Gov. Kim Reynolds ordered all flags in Iowa to be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to noon on Monday, May 30, 2022, in honor of Memorial Day and directed that the National League of Families POW/MIA flag also be flown on Capitol grounds for the entire day. 

“This Memorial Day we pay our solemn respects to our country’s heroes and are deeply humbled by the great debt they paid on our behalf with courage and valor,” Gov. Reynolds said. “The precious gift of freedom is something we often take for granted, but we thank the countless brave men and women who have gone to battle so that we can live in a free nation—the United States of America. Kevin and I join with Iowans as we pause and reflect on the powerful reminder that liberty can only be preserved through sacrifice and service.”   

Flags will be at half-staff on the State Capitol Building and on flag displays on the Capitol Complex. Flags will also be at 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 flag at half-staff for the same length of time as a sign of respect.