Gov. Dayton orders flags at half-staff Saturday
ST. PAUL, MN – In observance of the 75th Anniversary of the sinking of the United States Army transport Dorchester off the coast of Greenland, Governor Mark Dayton has directed all U.S. and Minnesota flags to be flown at half-staff at all state buildings in the State of Minnesota, from sunrise until sunset on Saturday, February 3, 2018.
Individuals, businesses, and other organizations also are encouraged to lower their flags in observance of the anniversary on Saturday, February 3, 2018, at the time of their choosing.
In 1957, the U.S. Congress established national observance of the tragedies anniversary to honor the four chaplains of different faiths whose heroic and selfless acts that day saved the lives of many men. The Governor’s proclamation notes that Immortal Four Chaplains Day encourages all Minnesotans to express “compassion for those of different races or faiths.”