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Half-Staff Pennsylvania Flags – Honoring Eric Williams

Thursday, February 28th, 2013

Pennsylvania Flags to fly at half-staff Wednesday, February 27th through Saturday, March 2nd at the Capitol Complex and in Luzerne County in honor of Corrections Officer Eric Williams. Williams was killed in the line of duty Monday evening.
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Half-Staff South Dakota Flags – Honoring Donald Haggar

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

American Flags and South Dakota Flags to fly at half-staff Saturday, March 2nd in South Dakota in honor of former Rep. Donald Haggar. Haggar served from 1959-1960 in the South Dakota House of Representatives.
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Half-Staff Maine Flags – Honoring Norman Schwarzkopf

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

American Flags and Maine State Flags to fly at half-staff Thursday, February 28th in honor of retired General H. Norman Schwarzkopf. Interment services have been scheduled for this date at the US Military Academy at West Point.
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Half-Staff Virginia Flags – Honoring Clifton Woodrum

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

Virginia Flags to fly at half-staff Wednesday, February 27th at the Capitol complex in Virginia in honor of Former State Delegate Clifton “Chip” A. Woodrum.

Flags are also authorized for display at half-staff in the County of Roanoke, the City of Roanoke and in any other locality as deemed appropriate.
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Half-Staff Arizona Flags – Honoring Jonathan Davis

Monday, February 25th, 2013

Arizona State Flags to fly at half-staff Tuesday, February 26th in honor of US Marine Staff Sergeant Jonathan Davis.

According to the office of the governor:
Staff Sgt. Davis died February 22 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to Headquarters Battalion, 32nd Georgian Liaison Team, Regimental Combat Team 7, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, California.
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UPDATE: Arizona State Flags to fly at half-staff Saturday, March 2nd in honor of US Marine Staff Sergeant Jonathan Davis for his interment.

Half-Staff Maryland Flags – Honoring Charles Kolodziejski

Monday, February 25th, 2013

Maryland State Flags to fly at half-staff Tuesday, February 26th in Maryland in honor of Former Delegate Charles Stokes Kolodziejski. Delegate Kolodziejski represented District 31 in Anne Arundel County from 1983 through 1994.
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Half-Staff Hawaii Flags – Honoring Helene Eleanor Hale

Sunday, February 24th, 2013

American Flags and Hawaii State Flags to fly at half-staff Sunday, February 24th in Hawaii in honor of former state Rep. Helene Eleanor Hale.

According to the office of the governor:
Hale was elected to the state House of Representatives in 2000, serving for three terms. As chairwoman of the House Committee on International Affairs, she championed a more proactive global role for Hawaii. Hale was a key advocate of House resolutions in 2003 that expressed reservations about going to war in Iraq without United Nations backing and invoked the aloha spirit in urging negotiations.

Born in Minnesota, Hale worked as a teacher before moving to Hawaii Island in 1947, continuing as an educator for a time at Konawaena Intermediate School. She went on to become the first African-American elected to office in Hawaii and first woman to hold an executive position in local government since Queen Liliuokalani. Hale was elected to Hawaii County’s Board of Supervisors in 1954 and chairman and chief executive officer (the equivalent of mayor) in 1962, helped to establish the Merrie Monarch Festival, and served on the Hawaii County Council from 1980 to 1984 and 1988 to 1994.
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Half-Staff Minnesota Flags – Honoring Josh Lynaugh

Thursday, February 21st, 2013

American Flags and Minnesota Flags to fly at half-staff Friday, February 22nd in the State of Minnesota in honor of Saint Paul Police Officer Josh Lynaugh. Officer Lynaugh died from complications of a heart attack that occurred in the line of duty.
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Half-Staff Virginia Flags – Honoring Carroll Thackston

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

American Flags and Virginia Flags to fly at half-staff Thursday, February 21st at the Capitol complex in Virginia in honor of South Boston Mayor Carroll Thackston. Thackston was a retired US Army Major General and former Adjutant General of the Virginia National Guard.

Flags are also authorized for display at half-staff in the City of South Boston and in any other locality as deemed appropriate.
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Half-Staff Massachusetts Flags – Honoring Michael Greene

Sunday, February 17th, 2013

American Flags and Massachusetts Flags to fly at half-staff Tuesday, February 19th in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in honor of US Army National Guard LTC Michael Greene.
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