All territorial flags shall be flown half-staff from sunrise on Monday, Dec. 2, until sunset on Wednesday, Dec. 4, as a mark of respect for the memory and longstanding service of former Territorial Court Judge Ishmael Meyers, who died on Nov. 16, according to a press release issued Monday by the Office of the Governor.
A lifelong scholar of jurisprudence, one who many remember as a tough but fair jurist, Judge Meyers was a highly respected member of the St. Thomas and greater Virgin Islands community. His passing serves as a significant loss to those he touched; however, the memory and legacy he leaves behind will serve as a source of pride and consolation to his surviving loved ones and our Virgin Islands community.
Please ensure that any and all U.S. and U.S.V.I. flags being flown are properly raised and lowered to half-staff from sunrise on Monday, Dec. 2, until sunset on Wednesday, Dec. 4.
People are reminded that all flags being flown outdoors must be lowered at the end of the day (sunset) unless the flagpoles are properly lit at night. Additionally, as set forth in the United States Flag Code, the proper way to lower a flag to half-staff is to fully raise the flag and then lower it to half-staff.