Why are American flags in Virginia at half-staff today?

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FILE — Flag at half-staff

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Gov. Ralph Northam announced that U.S. flags will be lowered to half-staff at the state Capitol, local, state and federal buildings on Sunday.

Northam’s office said this is in observance of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service. The announcement follows President Joe Biden’s Presidential Proclamation to lower the flag made earlier in the week.

Flags will be lowered at sunrise on Oct. 3 and remain at half-staff until sunset.

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