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Gov. Brown orders flags to half-staff Sunday for Fallen Firefighters Memorial Day

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SALEM, Ore. (KTVZ) — Gov. Kate Brown has ordered all flags at Oregon public institutions to be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Sunday, in recognition of National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Day.

"Our firefighters have been put to the test this year, protecting our land, our communities and fellow Oregonians,” Brown said. "I am thankful for the dedicated service of these brave men and women.

"We honor the legacy of those who made the ultimate sacrifice, and Dan and I are keeping their families, friends, and fellow firefighters in our thoughts." 

In accordance with White House flag orders, the first Sunday of October is designated to honor the National Fallen Firefighters.

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