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Half-Staff Washington State Flags – Honoring David Scheinost

Wednesday, August 1st, 2012

American Flags and Washington State Flags to fly at half-staff Friday, August 3rd in honor of David Scheinost.

According to the office of the governor:
Washington State Department of Natural Resources diver David Scheinost died July 24th while diving in the waters near Bainbridge Island to sample for paralytic shellfish poisoning.

Half-Staff Minnesota State Flags – Honoring I-35W Bridge Collapse Victims

Wednesday, August 1st, 2012

American Flags and Minnesota Flags to fly at half-staff Wednesday, August 1st in honor of the lives lost in the Interstate 35W bridge collapse of five years ago.

According to the office of the governor:
This Wednesday, August 1 at 6:05 p.m. marks the fifth anniversary of the I-35W bridge collapse over the Mississippi River on Wednesday, August 1, 2007, which took the lives of 13 people and injured 145 others. Governor Dayton has set aside this day to honor and remember the victims; to offer continued sympathy and support to affected families and communities; and to thank and recognize the police officers, fire and rescue personnel, and other first responders.

Half-Staff Michigan State Flags – Honoring Justin Hansen

Wednesday, August 1st, 2012

American Flags and Michigan Flags to fly at half-staff Friday, August 3rd in the state of Michigan in honor of US Marine Sgt. Justin Hansen.

According to the office of the governor:
US Marine Sgt. Hansen died July 24 while conducting combat operations in Afghanistan. He was assigned to the 2nd Marine Special Operations Battalion, Camp Lejeune, N.C. Sgt. Hansen attended the School of Infantry at Camp Pendleton, Calif. He was first stationed at the 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion at Camp Schwab in Okinawa, Japan, and later deployed with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit. Hansen joined the Special Operations Command in June 2009. He served a tour of duty in Iraq and was serving his second tour in Afghanistan. Hansen received a Purple Heart, two Combat Action Ribbons and two Good Conduct Medals.

Half-Staff Virginia Flags – Honoring Raul Madrigal Guerra

Wednesday, August 1st, 2012

American Flags and Virginia Flags to fly at half-staff Thursday, August 2nd at the Capitol complex in Virginia in honor of US Army Staff Sergeant Raul Madrigal Guerra.

Flags are also authorized for display at half-staff in the City of Norfolk.