Governor Kitzhaber ordered all flags at public institutions to be flown at half-staff from sunrise until noon on Monday, May 28, 2012, in memory of all Oregonians who have made the ultimate sacrifice for their country.
"This Memorial Day, I urge all Oregonians to pause and reflect on the men and women currently serving our nation overseas," said Governor Kitzhaber. "While we keep them in our thoughts and prayers, we also take this day to remember the courage and dedication of all those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom."
The protocol for displaying the flag at half-staff on Memorial Day is to raise the flag in the morning briskly to the top of the flag pole, then slowly lower it to the mid-way point of the pole. At noon, the flag should be raised back up to the top of the flag pole.