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State of New Jersey

Department of State

NJ Flag Status

As directed by the Legislature A-2327/S-2965 effective December 2015, requires the Office of the Secretary of State to create an e-mail notification system alerting when US and State flags are to be flown at half-staff.


Monday, May 28, 2018 — All Flags Half-Staff until noon

On Memorial Day, flags are quickly raised to full-staff position and then slowly lowered to half-staff, where they remain from sunrise until noon to honor the dead servicemen and women of this country. At noon, the flags are raised quickly to full-staff in recognition of living military veterans who served the country. The flags remain at full staff until sunset.


Tuesday, May 29, 2018 — All Flags Half-Staff

Governor Phil Murphy Directs U.S. and New Jersey Flags to Fly at Half-Staff in Honor of Trooper Brian McNally

“We are incredibly saddened by the passing of State Trooper Brian McNally,” said Governor Murphy. “Brian was a loving son and brother who not only served our state, but also our country as a Captain in the U.S. Marine Corps. Our state will feel his loss deeply. We offer our condolences to the McNally family during this difficult time.”

Executive Order 27


Flag Lowering Scheduled By Statute

Description Date Statute
Peace Officers Memorial Day May 15th NJSA 36:2-50
Memorial Day (Until Noon) Last Monday in May NJSA 36:1-1
Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day December 7 NJSA 36:2-59


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