Burgum directs flags flown at half-staff Sunday for National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service

Friday, October 5, 2018 - 5:00pm

BISMARCK, N.D. – In honor of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service, Gov. Doug Burgum has directed all government agencies to fly the United States and North Dakota flags at half-staff on Sunday, Oct. 7, and encourages North Dakotans to do the same at their homes and businesses.

The governor’s directive is in accordance with a proclamation issued today by President Donald Trump, who proclaimed Oct. 7-13 as Fire Prevention Week. The President has called on Americans to participate in the observance with appropriate programs and activities and by renewing their efforts to prevent fires and their tragic consequences.