Ohio Flag Half mast today, Dewine Ordering Ohio Flags flown half staff

Ohio Flag Half mast today, Dewine Ordering Ohio Flags flown half staff

“In response to the unprovoked attack and invasion of Israel,” the governor of Ohio, Mike DeWine, issued an order on Tuesday that all flags on public buildings and grounds throughout the state to be flown at half-staff until Thursday.

The order was given by DeWine in the days following the attack that was carried out on Saturday morning by the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas. This attack resulted in the deaths of over a thousand Israeli civilians and troops, and it also included a deadly assault on a music festival that resulted in the deaths of hundreds of people.

According to a report from USA Today, the administration of Vice President Joe Biden stated on Monday that at least eleven United States citizens had been killed in the terrorist assaults. And the White House has stated that they have the belief that at least three Americans are among the hostages that Hamas operatives kidnapped and transported back to Gaza with them.

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The order that DeWine issued will go into force at sunrise on Tuesday and remain in place until sunset on Thursday.

Unless the flag can be illuminated nightly, it must be flown at a height of half-staff between the hours of sunrise and sunset, as required by customs.

FAQ(Frequently Asked Questions)

Q1. What are the holidays where the flag is half-staffed around the country?
A1. The flag is flown at half-staff on several national holidays, including:

  • May 15: Peace Officers Memorial Day (half-staff all day)
  • Last Monday in May: Memorial Day (half-staff until noon)
  • September 11: Patriot Day (half-staff all day)
  • First Sunday in October: Fallen Firefighters (half-staff all day)
  • December 7: Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day (half-staff all day)

Q2. Why are Ohio flags flown at half-staff in this context?
A2. Ohio flags were flown at half-staff in response to the unprovoked attack and invasion of Israel. The Ohio Governor, Mike DeWine, issued the order for all flags on public buildings and grounds throughout the state to be flown at half-staff as a sign of respect and solidarity with the victims of the attack.

Q3. Who ordered the flags in Ohio to be flown at half-staff?
A3. The Governor of Ohio, Mike DeWine, ordered that all flags on public buildings and grounds in Ohio be flown at half-staff in response to the attack and invasion of Israel.

Q4. How long will the Ohio flags be flown at half-staff?
A4. The order issued by Governor Mike DeWine to fly Ohio flags at half-staff will be in effect from sunrise on Tuesday until sunset on Thursday, as a mark of respect and mourning for the victims of the attack on Israel.

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Source: The Columbus Dispatch

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