Flags outside of all City, state and federal buildings will be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset Wednesday in honor of Peace Officers Memorial Day and Police Week. The President of the United States of America has issued a proclamation declaring all flags should be lowered.
The full text of the proclamation can be read at the following link:
The full text of the U.S. Flag Code from the Government Printing Office is at the following link:
City Custodial Supervisor Anthony Garcia and his staff will take care of raising and lowering the U.S. and other flags at certain City buildings and other facilities, in compliance with the Presidential proclamation. The Las Cruces airport, police, fire, and Parks & Recreation departments will handle these directives through their individual protocols.
Also in observance of Peace Officers Memorial Day, the City's garrison flag will be flown at half-staff from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Park, on Roadrunner Parkway. Residents or youth groups who want to help local veterans raise and lower the garrison flag are encouraged to arrive at Veterans Memorial Park about 15 minutes before the large flag is raised or lowered. Veterans will advise volunteers how they can help. Complimentary coffee, provided by Mesilla Valley Hospice, will be offered to anyone who helps with the garrison flag.
The garrison flag will also be flown from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Saturday, at Veterans Memorial Park, in observance of Armed Forces Day. Complimentary coffee on Saturday will be provided by the High Range Neighborhood Association.
The City's garrison flag is flown on all holidays and special patriotic days of remembrance. This year, the garrison flag will be flown on 23 dates.