Why are the flags flying at half-mast on Sunday?

through: Daniel Griffin, Addi BinkNextstar Media Wire

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) – The flags in the United States will be flown at half-mast on Sunday.

President Joe Biden issued an order to lower the flags in honor of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service.

This means all US and state flags will fly at half-staff until sundown on Sunday, October 9th.

The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation will hold a memorial service Sunday at 10 a.m. ET, viewable here in Emmitsburg, Maryland, to honor the fallen.

Among the firefighters honored this year are Jimmy Riley of Plant City, Fla., who died after being diagnosed with brain cancer; Sean DeMuynck, a volunteer firefighter who was found unresponsive while fighting a fire in suburban Philadelphia and was later pronounced dead at a nearby hospital; and Denver’s Jeff Billingsley, who experienced “an apparent cardiac event” during one of his shifts.

For a complete list of firefighters honored this year, visit the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation website.

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