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Half-Staff Wyoming Flags – Honoring Chris Plant

Thursday, October 18th, 2012

Wyoming State Flags to fly at half-staff Friday, October 19th at the Capitol in Cheyenne and in Sweetwater County in honor of former State Representative Chris Plant. Mr. Plant represented Sweetwater County in the Wyoming House of Representatives from 1987 to 1992.
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Half-Staff Wyoming Flags – Honoring Joe Meyer

Thursday, October 18th, 2012

American Flags and Wyoming Flags flying at half-staff in honor of State Treasurer Joe Meyer are scheduled to return to full-staff Monday, October 21st.

Flags have been at half-staff since October 6th in Meyer’s honor and Thursday, October 18th his body will Lie in State at the Capitol in Cheyenne.

Treasurer Meyer took office on January 2, 2007. He served as Secretary of State from 1999 until assuming his duties as State Treasurer and was Wyoming Attorney General from 1986 to 1995.
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Half-Staff Texas Flags – Honoring Mario Gallegos Jr.

Wednesday, October 17th, 2012

American Flags and Texas Flags to fly at half-staff Wednesday, October 17th through Friday, October 19th in the state of Texas in honor of State Senator Mario V. Gallegos Jr.
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Half-Staff American Flags – Honoring Arlen Specter

Monday, October 15th, 2012

American Flags to fly at half-staff Tuesday, October 16th throughout the United States in honor of former US Senator Arlen Specter.

According to the Office of the President:
As a mark of respect for the memory of Arlen Specter, I hereby order, by the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United States of America, that on the day of his interment, 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 on such day. I also direct that the flag shall be flown at half-staff for the same period at all United States embassies, legations, consular offices, and other facilities abroad, including all military facilities and naval vessels and stations.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this fifteenth day of October, in the year of our Lord two thousand twelve, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-seventh.

BARACK OBAMA
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Half-Staff Pennsylvania Flags – Honoring Arlen Specter

Monday, October 15th, 2012

Pennsylvania Flags to fly at half-staff Monday, October 15th through Tuesday, October 16th in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in honor of former US Senator Arlen Specter. Former Sen. Specter represented Pennsylvania in the US Senate for 30 years.
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Half-Staff Wisconsin Flags – Honoring James Des Jardins

Friday, October 12th, 2012

American Flags and Wisconsin Flags to fly at half-staff Sunday, October 14th in the state of Wisconsin in honor of US Army Second Lieutenant James Des Jardins.

According to the office of the governor:
US Army Second Lieutenant James Des Jardins lost his life while serving his country during World War II. 2nd Lieutenant Des Jardins, a member of the 360th Fighter Squadron, 356th Fighter Group, 8th Army Corps, was killed in 1944 in action when his P-51 Mustang was shot down during a bombing and strafing run of a railroad station in southwestern Germany. In June, 2011, 2nd Lieutenant Des Jardins’s P-51 Mustang and remains were discovered by German officials when a field near Einhausen, Germany was dredged. Second Lieutenant Des Jardins’s remains were officially accounted for in September, 2012.
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Half-Staff Virginia Flags – Honoring Andrew Fox

Wednesday, October 10th, 2012

Virginia Flags to fly at half-staff Thursday, October 11th at the Capitol complex in Virginia in honor of Virginia State Police Trooper Andrew D. Fox.

Flags are also authorized for display at half-staff in the County of Fairfax, the County of Grayson, the County of Loudon, the County of Pulaski, the County of Tazewell, the County of Wytheville, the City of Blacksburg, the Town of Leesburg, and the Town of Tazewell and in any other locality as deemed appropriate.
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Half-Staff Kentucky Flags – Honoring Aaron Henderson

Tuesday, October 9th, 2012

American Flags and Kentucky Flags to fly at half-staff Wednesday, October 10th in the Commonwealth of Kentucky in honor of US Army Sergeant First Class Aaron Henderson. SFC Henderson was serving with A Company, 2nd Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group and died as a result of injuries suffered in combat in Afghanistan.
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Half-Staff New York Flags – Honoring Daniel Metcalfe

Tuesday, October 9th, 2012

American Flags and New York Flags to fly at half-staff Tuesday, October 9th in the state of New York in honor of US Army Sergeant First Class Daniel Metcalfe.

According to the office of the governor:
Sgt. 1st Class Daniel T. Metcalfe died Sept. 29th of injuries sustained when enemy forces attacked his unit with small arms fire. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment of the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team based at Caserma Ederle in Vicenza, Italy.
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Half-Staff Maine State Flags – Honoring Aaron Henderson

Tuesday, October 9th, 2012

American Flags and Maine Flags to fly at half-staff Wednesday, October 10th in the state of Maine in honor of US Army Sergeant First Class Aaron A. Henderson. SFC Henderson was serving with A Company, 2nd Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group and died as a result of injuries suffered in combat in Afghanistan.
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