Dayton Honors Fallen Fire Fighters, Orders U.S. Flags to be Lowered

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Dayton Honors Fallen Fire Fighters, Orders U.S. Flags to be Lowered

September 29, 2012 Updated Sep 29, 2012 at 7:33 PM CST

(Northland's NewsCenter) --- Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton has ordered all United States flags to be flown at half-staff in observation of the National Fallen Fire Fighters Memorial Service.

In honor of firefighters who have been killed or disabled in the line of duty, flags at all state and federal buildings in the State of Minnesota must be flown at half-staff from sunrise until sunset on Sunday, Sept. 30.

Minnesota Fallen Firefighters Memorial Day was unanimously passed by the Legislature and signed into law in May of 2009.

The Minnesota State Fire Chiefs Association, the Minnesota State Fire Department Association, and the Minnesota Professional Fire Fighters support this act of recognition and believe it honors their goal of bringing every firefighter home safely at the end of every shift.

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