Flags Of Oregon Are Lowered To Half-staff By Governor Brown

On October 9, which is National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Day, Governor Kate Brown of Oregon issued an order requiring the state’s public institutions to lower their flags between dawn and sunset in observance of the holiday.

Brown stated that “firefighting is often difficult and dangerous work that demands those who perform it to leave their loved ones so they can protect our land, our homes, and our communities.” In order to undertake this work, firefighters often have to leave their homes.

“The valiant men and women who protected their fellow Oregonians from wildfires by making the supreme sacrifice will be remembered for their bravery, courage, and unwavering dedication to our cause,”

A wildland firefighter named Logan Taylor, who was 25 years old and died while battling the Rum Creek fire, is being honoured with a day of remembrance approximately one and a half months after his death.

Flags Of Oregon Are Lowered To Half-staff
Flags Of Oregon Are Lowered To Half-staff

Throughout the course of the 2022 fire season, multiple wildfires broke out in Oregon’s woodlands, which prompted the state’s governor, Kate Brown, to seek that the federal government declare a state of emergency.

“The outpouring of community support we saw for Logan’s friends and family was incredibly inspirational,” added Brown. “The outpouring of community support we saw for Logan was truly inspirational.”

“As Dan and I pay our respects to the legacies of all those Oregonians who have lost their lives in service to their fellow state residents, we would like to express our thanks to the families, friends, and coworkers of the fallen firemen who have sacrificed so much for their community.”

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