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Day of Mourning

DAY OF MOURNING FOR A COMBAT RELATED DEATH

The Governor is required to proclaim a state-wide day of mourning, during which the state flag shall be flown at half-staff over the state capitol, in the event an armed services member is killed in action or dies as a direct result of injuries sustained from a serviced-connected, combat-related cause. This also includes a member of a reserve or Tennessee National Guard Unit called into active military duty and stationed outside the United States during hostilities.