SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, Oct. 6, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — Gov. Gary R. Herbert has ordered the lowering of the flag of the United States of America and the flag of the State of Utah Sunday in recognition of National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend and also Fire Prevention Week.
The order was made in coordination with a presidential proclamation.
The governor released the following statement:
“We are grateful for firefighters who risk and even give their lives to ensure the safety of our communities. We cannot and do not take their sacrifice lightly. Last year, Utah lost Battalion Chief Matthew Burchett, who deployed to California to assist during that extreme fire season. We remember him for his bravery, for his willingness to volunteer to help, and for the love he showed in giving his life in the service and protection of others. God bless all our firefighters, and their families.”
Flags will be flown at half-staff at all state facilities and public grounds until sunset Sunday. People and businesses are encouraged to fly the flag at half-staff for the same length of time.