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Half-Staff North Carolina Flags – Honoring Robert Warren, Sr.

Tuesday, March 26th, 2013

North Carolina Flags to fly at half-staff Wednesday, March 27th in honor of Senator Robert Warren, Sr.

According to the office of the governor:
In 1979, he was elected to the NC Senate and served from 1980 – 1988. In 2005, Senator Warren received two prestigious honors: the Order of the Long Leaf Pine and the dedication of a section of Interstate 40 in Johnston and Sampson counties which is named the “Sen. Robert D. Warren Highway.”
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Half-Staff Pennsylvania Flags – Honoring Joshua Martino

Monday, March 25th, 2013

American Flags and Pennsylvania Flags to fly at half-staff Thursday, March 28th at the Capitol Complex and at commonwealth facilities in Clearfield County in honor of US Marine Lance Cpl. Joshua Martino. Lance Cpl. Martino died March 18th during a military training operation in Nevada.
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Half-Staff Iowa Flags – Honoring Steve Blass

Sunday, March 24th, 2013

American Flags and Iowa Flags to fly at half-staff Tuesday, March 26th in the state of Iowa in honor of Army Staff Sgt. Steve Blass. Staff Sergeant Blass died in a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter crash in Afghanistan.
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Half-Staff West Virginia Flags – Honoring Ursula Jae Spears

Friday, March 22nd, 2013

West Virginia State Flags to fly at half-staff Friday, March 22nd in honor of former West Virginia Senator Ursula Jae Spears.

According to the office of the governor:
Spears was first elected to the W.Va. Senate in 1980 after serving three terms in the W.Va. House of Delegates. The former journalist dedicated eighteen years of her life to public service in which she advocated for veterans and the National Guard. Her legislation and dedication brought her a national award from the U.S. Department of Labor and Veterans Affairs, the title of honorary brigadier general in the West Virginia National Guard, and she became the first legislator to receive the State Veterans Council Award.
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Half-Staff Washington State Flags – Honoring Booth Gardner

Friday, March 22nd, 2013

American Flags and Washington State Flags to fly at half-staff Friday, March 22nd through Saturday, March 30th in the State of Washington in honor of former Governor Booth Gardner.
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Half-Staff Colorado Flags – Honoring Tom Clements

Wednesday, March 20th, 2013

American Flags and Colorado Flags to fly at half-staff beginning Wednesday, March 20th through the day of interment in honor of Colorado Department of Corrections Executive Director Tom Clements. Clements was shot to death at his home Tuesday night.
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UPDATE: Flags to return to full-staff on Tuesday, March 26th.

Half-Staff Arizona Flags – Honoring Christian Michael Pike

Thursday, March 14th, 2013

American Flags and Arizona Flags to fly at half-staff Friday, March 15th in the State of Arizona in honor of US Navy Chief Petty Officer Christian Michael Pike.

According to the office of the governor:
US Navy CPO Pike died March 13, 2013, in Landstuhl, Germany as a result of combat-related injuries sustained in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. CPO Pike incurred the fatal injuries on March 10th while conducting stability operations in Maiwand District, Afghanistan. He was assigned to a West Coast-based Naval Special Warfare unit.
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UPDATE Flags to fly at half-staff in Arizona again on Thursday, March 21st in honor of US Navy Chief Petty Officer Christian Michael Pike, his memorial service will take place Thursday.

Half-Staff Oklahoma Flags – Honoring Vietnam Veterans Day

Wednesday, March 13th, 2013

American Flags and Oklahoma Flags to fly at half-staff Thursday, March 21st in the State of Oklahoma in honor of Vietnam Veterans Day. The day is meant to honor the sacrifices of the men and women who served during the Vietnam War.
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Half-Staff Connecticut Flags – Honoring Andrew Pedersen-Keel

Wednesday, March 13th, 2013

American Flags and Connecticut Flags to fly at half-staff Wednesday, March 13th through the day of interment in honor of US Army Captain Andrew Pedersen-Keel.

According to the office of the governor:
Capt. Pedersen-Keel, 28, was a member of Company B, 1st Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group out of Fort Bragg, North Carolina. He was killed by a member of the Afghan National Police while conducting a patrol brief in the Jalrez District.
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Half-Staff Virginia Flags – Honoring Junius Walker

Monday, March 11th, 2013

Virginia Flags to fly at half-staff Tuesday, March 12th in the Commonwealth of Virginia in honor of Virginia State Police Master Trooper Junius Walker.
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