Gov. Rick Snyder calls for flags to be flown at half-staff as part of national day of remembrance for Abraham Lincoln
Wednesday marks 150th anniversary of president’s death
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder has joined President Barack Obama’s call for all United States Flags to be lowered to half-staff on Wednesday, April 15 as a day of remembrance for President Abraham Lincoln.
The day marks the 150th anniversary of the day the nation’s 16th president died.
“We do not lack for reminders of President Lincoln’s actions, which will live in our nation’s hearts for as long as we remain a strong and united country,” Snyder said. “Today we will remember the person – his dedication to what we should stand for and the courage to fight for it. Let us all pause today and reflect on President Lincoln’s vision for America and what we all can do moving forward in that spirit.”
When flown at half-staff or half-mast, the U. S. flag should be hoisted first to the peak for an instant and then lowered to the half-staff or half-mast position. The flag should again be raised to the peak before it is lowered for the day. Flags should be returned to full-staff on Thursday, April 16.