Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton is ordering flags be flown at half–staff, today, in honor of Immortal Four Chaplains Day
In observance of the 71st Anniversary of the sinking of the United States Army transport Dorchester off the coast of Greenland, Governor Dayton will order all U.S. Minnesota flags to be flown at half–staff at all state buildings from sunrise until sunset, today.
Individuals, businesses, and other organizations are also encouraged to lower their flags in observance of the anniversary.
U.S. Congress established national observance anniversary to honor the four chaplains in 1957.
The Governor's proclamation notes that Immortal Four Chaplains Day encourages all Minnesotans to express "compassion for those of different races or faiths."