Dayton, Ohio – A directive has been issued for flags to be flown at half-staff in recognition of a forthcoming holiday.
On Friday, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine put forth a proclamation that mandates flags across the state be lowered from sunrise until noon on Monday, May 29, in honor of Memorial Day.
Coinciding with the weekend of this observance, a surge in travel activity is projected. The American Automobile Association (AAA) estimates that around 42.3 million US citizens will undertake journeys extending 50 miles or more from their residences. Of this sizable figure, Ohioans are expected to constitute approximately 1.6 million. A noteworthy portion of this group, over 100,000, are anticipated to be residents of the Dayton area.
Alongside these commemorations, this weekend is projected to be notably busy in terms of travel. As per data from the AAA, it is anticipated that approximately 42.3 million Americans will undertake a journey extending 50 miles or more from their homes.
Of this considerable number, 1.6 million are expected to be Ohio residents. In addition, it is estimated that over 100,000 of these travelers will hail from the Dayton area specifically.