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State, U.S. flags to be lowered on Wednesday

Alaska Governor Sean Parnell has ordered state flags to be lowered to half-staff Wednesday, in observance of Peace Officers Memorial Day and Law Enforcement Memorial Week.

President Barack Obama issued a proclamation establishing May 15th as Peace Officers Memorial Day. U.S. flags also should be lowered Wednesday in accordance with the president’s proclamation.

Parnell issued a separate proclamation establishing this week — May 10-17 — as Law Enforcement Memorial Week in the State of Alaska.

State and U.S. flags should be returned to full-staff on Thursday.

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