Flag Status

Flag Half Staff

Current Status: Half Staff


By order of the Governor, and in accordance with the Presidential proclamation copied below, flags over the State Capitol and all State Office buildings will be lowered to half-staff effective immediately and remain lowered until sunset on Saturday, May 28, 2022, in memory of those who lost their lives in a shooting at Robb Elementary School, Uvalde, Texas.  Flags should be returned to full-staff on the following day.   

Presidential proclamation:

As a mark of respect for the victims of the senseless acts of violence perpetrated on May 24, 2022, by a gunman at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, by the authority vested in me as President of the United States by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, I hereby order that the flag of the United States shall be flown at half-staff at the White House and upon all public buildings and grounds, at all military posts and naval stations, and on all naval vessels of the Federal Government in the District of Columbia and throughout the United States and its Territories and possessions until sunset, May 28, 2022.  I also direct that the flag shall be flown at half-staff for the same length of time at all United States embassies, legations, consular offices, and other facilities abroad, including all military facilities and naval vessels and stations.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-fourth day of May, in the year of our Lord two thousand twenty-two, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-sixth.

                               JOSEPH R. BIDEN JR.

Please contact the Governor's Office at 615-741-2001 or at Bill.Lee@tn.gov if you have questions or need more information.