Governor Kim Reynolds has ordered all flags in Iowa at half-staff from sunrise to sunset in honor of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service on Sunday, May 5, 2024. Firefighters who have died in the line of duty during the previous year are honored at the national memorial service in Emmitsburg, Maryland. All firefighters who have made the ultimate sacrifice over the years are also honored. 

 “We honor and will never forget the sacrifice of firefighters and their families who never hesitated to protect us and our communities,” said Gov. Kim Reynolds. “As we lower flags today, we thank those who have served and those who are currently serving. Our state is eternally grateful.” 

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.