Status of the Flag Alaska flag to be flown at half staff From: Sunrise Tuesday, July 03, 2018 Until: Sunset Tuesday, July 03, 2018 United States to be flown at half staff From: Sunrise Tuesday, July 03, 2018 Until: Sunset Tuesday, July 03, 2018 (7/3/2018)Governor Walker lowers flags to half-staff in honor of Capital GazetteNo. 18-087 ANCHORAGE – A free press is the foundation of a healthy democracy. While no American should have to fear for their lives at work or at home, targeting the lives of America’s hardworking journalists undermines the values on which our nation prides itself. The First Amendment to our Constitution protects a free press. A shooter opened fire in the newsroom of the Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Maryland last Thursday. Five Americans were killed: two more were injured. The paper published an issue and reported on the shooting later that same day. To honor the sacrifice and strength they have shown, Governor Walker requests that all Alaska state flags be flown at half-staff on Tuesday, July 3, 2018. All U.S. flags should also be flown at half-staff, on the request of President Donald Trump earlier this morning. Flags should return to full-staff at sunset on Tuesday, July 3, 2018. ### Sign up to receive flag status changes If you would like to join or leave the Governor’s Office Flag Status notifications list list please enter your email address, select the desired action, and click the Submit button. You will receive an email message confirming the request. If you are joining a list you will also need to REPLY to the confirmation message in order to complete the action. Subscribe RequestEmail Address: Your Name (optional): Unsubscribe To unsubscribe from gov-flagstatus, enter your subscription email address: If you leave the field blank, you will be prompted for your email address.