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Half-Staff Arizona Flags – Honoring Ryan Savard

Monday, October 22nd, 2012

American Flags and Arizona Flags to fly at half-staff Tuesday, October 23rd in the state of Arizona in honor of US Army Sgt. 1st Class Ryan Savard.

According to the office of the governor:
Sgt. 1st Class Savard died Oct. 13, in Khanabad District, Afghanistan, from small arms fire while on patrol during combat operations. He was assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, U.S. Army Special Operations Command, Fort Bragg, N.C.
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Half-Staff North Carolina Flag – Honoring Don East

Monday, October 22nd, 2012

North Carolina Flags to fly at half-staff Monday, October 22nd through Tuesday, October 23rd in honor of NC State Senator Don East.

According to the office of the governor:
Don East of Surry County, passed this morning following complications from surgery. He represented his District 30 for seven terms in the N.C. Senate. East was a retired police officer who represented the citizens of Alleghany, Stokes, Surry and Yadkin counties.
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Half-Staff South Dakota Flags – Honoring George McGovern

Monday, October 22nd, 2012

American Flags and South Dakota Flags to fly at half-staff Monday, October 22nd through Friday, October 26th in South Dakota in honor of former US Senator George McGovern. McGovern also was the Democratic nominee for President in the 1972 election but lost to Richard Nixon. He was known for his opposition to the Vietnam War and later spent his time and energy working towards feeding needy children around the world.
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