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Half-Staff Colorado State Flags – Honoring Matthew Tyner

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

American Flags and Colorado Flags to fly at half-staff Tuesday, July 31st in the state of Colorado in honor of Colorado Springs Police Officer Matthew Tyner who died in the line of duty.

Half-Staff Massachusetts Flags – Honoring Jose Torres

Monday, July 30th, 2012

American Flags and Massachusetts Flags to fly at half-staff Tuesday, July 31st in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in honor of Police Office Jose Torres.

Half-Staff Arizona State Flags – Honoring Carl Hammar

Friday, July 27th, 2012

American Flags and Arizona Flags to fly at half-staff Monday, July 30th in the state of Arizona in honor of US Army Staff Sergeant Carl Hammar.

According to the office of the governor:
Staff Sgt. Carl E. Hammar died July 14, due to injuries sustained when his dismounted patrol came under enemy small arms fire in Afghanistan as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. Staff Sgt. Hammar was a member of the 1st Battalion, 501st Infantry Regiment, 4th Airborne Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, and assigned to Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, located near Anchorage, Alaska.

Half-Staff North Carolina Flags – Recognizing Korean War Veterans Armistice Day

Friday, July 27th, 2012

North Carolina state flags to fly at half-staff Friday, July 27th in the state of North Carolina in recognition of Korean War Veterans Armistice Day.

According to the office of the governor:
The N.C. Division of Veterans Affairs states that more than 177,000 North Carolina citizens served in Korea between June1950 and January 1955. It is estimated that more than 72,000 of these veterans are still living in North Carolina today, as well as many of their descendants.

Half-Staff Kentucky Flags – Honoring Aurora, CO Victims

Wednesday, July 25th, 2012

According to the office of the governor of Kentucky:
American Flags and Kentucky Flags to fly at half-staff until Friday, July 27th (beyond the national Presidential directive of this Wednesday, July 25th) in honor of the victims of the Aurora, CO shooting.

Half-Staff Colorado State Flags – Honoring Aurora, CO Victims

Wednesday, July 25th, 2012

American Flags and Colorado State Flags to fly at half-staff beyond the Presidential directive of this Wednesday, July 25th and remain at half-staff until services for all the victims are completed.

According to the office of the governor:
“The President’s flag order expires today, though the Governor’s order to keep flags lowered (both the U.S. and state flags) is still in effect. We intend to keep flags lowered until the last funeral and/or memorial service is complete.”

Half-Staff Illinois State Flags – Honoring Michael Ristau

Tuesday, July 24th, 2012

American Flags and Illinois Flags to fly at half-staff Thursday, July 26th through Saturday, July 28th in the state of Illinois in honor of US Army Sergeant Michael Ristau.

Half-Staff American Flags – Honoring Aurora, CO Victims

Saturday, July 21st, 2012

American Flags to fly at half-staff throughout the country Friday, July 20th through Wednesday, July 25th out of respect for the victims of the shooting in Aurora, Colorado.

According to the Office of the President:
As a mark of respect for the victims of the senseless acts of violence perpetrated on July 20, 2012, in Aurora, Colorado, 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, July 25, 2012. 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.

Half-Staff Michigan State Flags – Honoring Matthew Leach

Tuesday, July 10th, 2012

American Flags and Michigan Flags to fly at half-staff Wednesday, July 11th in the state of Michigan in honor of US Army Staff Sgt. Matthew Leach.

According to the office of the governor:
Staff Sgt. Leach died June 26, in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. He was assigned to the 1/334th Regiment, 1st Brigade, 104th Training Division (Leader Training). Staff Sgt. Leach joined the Army in 2003 and served on active duty with two deployments to Iraq. He then joined the Army Reserve in 2008 and was on his first deployment to Afghanistan.

Half-Staff Maryland State Flags – Honoring Gene Mills III

Monday, July 9th, 2012

American Flags and Maryland Flags to fly at half-staff Wednesday, July 11th in the state of Maryland in honor of USMC Lance Corporal Gene C. Mills III. Lance Corporal Mills died June 22nd in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.