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Half-Staff New Mexico Flags – Honoring Ben Lujan

Friday, December 21st, 2012

American Flags and New Mexico Flags to fly at half-staff Saturday, December 22nd through Saturday, December 29th in honor of New Mexico House of Representative Speaker Ben Lujan. Rep. Lujan served in the New Mexico House of Representatives for nearly 40 years. He had held the position of Speaker since 2001.

According to the office of the governor:
Speaker Lujan began his public service as a Santa Fe County Commissioner from 1971-74, serving as chairman for the last two years of his term. In 1974, Speaker Lujan was elected to the State House of Representatives, District 46. During Speaker Lujan’s time in the state House of Representatives, he served as the longest consecutive House Majority Whip in New Mexico history from 1983-98, Majority Floor Leader from 1999-2000, and Speaker of the House of Representatives from January 2001 until his passing. Speaker Lujan was a member of many standing legislative committees, interim committees and national committees during his tenure in the House of Representatives, fighting for causes near and dear to New Mexicans from all walks of life. Speaker Lujan was greatly involved with his community by supporting and providing funding for local little league teams and the Boys and Girls Club while also remaining actively involved with the Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish in Pojoaque.
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Half-Staff Pennsylvania Flags – Honoring Nicolas Checque

Friday, December 21st, 2012

Pennsylvania Flags to fly at half-staff Friday, December 21st in honor of US Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Nicolas Checque. The flag order applies to flags at the Capitol Complex and at facilities in Allegheny County. Checque, a 10-year decorated member of Navy SEAL Team Six, was killed Dec. 9 in Afghanistan during a mission to rescue an American doctor captured by the Taliban.
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Half-Staff North Carolina Flags – Honoring Ed Jones

Friday, December 21st, 2012

North Carolina State Flags to fly at half-staff Friday, December 21st in honor of Senator Ed Jones. Sen. Ed Jones represented Halifax, Vance and Warren counties and parts of Nash and Wilson counties. Jones was a 30-year state trooper, former police chief of Enfield and later its mayor. He served two years in the House before joining the Senate in 2007.
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