Office of the Governor Greg Abbott
Memorial Day Memo to State Agency Leaders and Interested Parties for 2017
Displaying the state and national flags is an important duty in carrying out our mission for the people of the state of Texas. In addition to creating an identity for the people of Texas, the proper display of flags leads the people into times of joy and mourning, and into times of reflection and celebration.
On the morning of Monday, May 29, both the State of Texas and U.S. flags should be raised briskly to full-staff and then slowly lowered to half-staff until noon. At noon, both the State of Texas and U.S. flags should be raised briskly to full-staff for the remainder of the day. Flags should be at full-staff on Tuesday, May 30.
You are not required to schedule employees for duty on holiday or weekend hours only to comply with flag-flying issues. These requirements only apply to days that your agency normally displays the flag.
In all questions, you should consult your in-house general counsel to see how they interpret the laws to your specific situation.
Contact Greg you have any questions:
Gregory Scott Davidson, Executive Clerk and
Director of Constituent Communication Division
Office of the Governor ● P.O. Box 12428 ● Capitol Station ● Austin, Texas 78711