Today, May 15, is designated Peace Officers Memorial Day by a joint resolution of Congress and by Presidential Proclamation.
Fly flags today, at half-staff all day, if you can, to honor fallen peace officers.
Dry your flag tonight: tomorrow, May 16, is Armed Forces Day, another flag-flying date.
- Flags at half-staff in Maui
- Flags at half-staff in Jefferson City, Missouri
- Flags at half-staff in Juneau, Alaska
- “Obama calls for healing of rifts between police, communities,” Nedra PIckler, Associate Press, in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer
- “At officers memorial, Obama extends an olive branch,” Juliet Eilperin at Washington Post blogs