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Half-Staff Kansas Flags – Honoring Law Enforcement Officers Day

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

American Flags and Kansas Flags to fly at half-staff Friday, May 3rd in honor of the Kansas Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Day.

According to the office of the governor:
The 31st Annual Kansas Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony will be held on Friday at noon on the south steps of the capitol grounds. Since last year, Kansas has lost two law enforcement officers in the line of duty. On December 16, 2012, Topeka Police Cpl. David Gogian and Officer Jeff Atherly were fatally shot after they responded to a call about a suspicious vehicle in a grocery store parking lot.

Cpl. Gogian and Officer Atherly’s names join the names of 267 law enforcement officers already listed on the Kansas Law Enforcement Officers Memorial located on the northeast corner of the capitol grounds.
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Half-Staff North Dakota Flags – Honoring William Guy

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

American Flags and North Dakota Flags to fly at half-staff Tuesday, April 30th through Thursday, May 2nd in honor of former ND Governor William Guy.
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Half-Staff New York Flags – Honoring Blanchard & Hess

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

American Flags and New York Flags to fly at half-staff Tuesday, April 30th in the state of New York in honor of US Army Captain Aaron Blanchard and 1st Lt. Robert Hess.

US Army Captain Blanchard and 1st Lt. Hess died of wounds suffered from enemy fire in Afghanistan. Both men were assigned to 2nd Aviation Battalion of the 10th Mountain Division’s 10th Combat Aviation Brigade.
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Half-Staff Illinois Flags – Honoring Kevin Sanders

Sunday, April 28th, 2013

American Flags and Illinois Flags to fly at half-staff Monday, April 29th through Wednesday, May 1st in honor of Kevin Sanders of the Bruceville-Eddy Volunteer Fire Department.
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Half-Staff New Hampshire Flags – Honoring Sean Collier

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013

American Flags and New Hampshire Flags to fly at half-staff Wednesday, April 24th in New Hampshire in honor of MIT Police Officer Sean Collier. Collier was shot and killed last week by the Boston Marathon bombings suspects.
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Half-Staff Texas Flags – Honoring Plant Explosion Victims

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013

American Flags and Texas State Flags to fly at half-staff Thursday, April 25th in honor of the victims of the recent plant explosion in the City of West, TX.
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Half-Staff North Carolina Flags – Honoring NC Marines Killed in Nevada

Monday, April 22nd, 2013

American Flags and North Carolina Flags to fly at half-staff Tuesday, April 23rd in honor of seven US Marines who were killed during a training exercise at Nevada’s Hawthorne Army Depot in March. The names of those US Marines being honored are as follows:
Marine Lance Cpl. Josh Taylor
Marine Lance Cpl. Roger Muchnick Jr.
Marin Private First Class Josh Martino
Marine Lance Cpl. David Fenn II
Marine Lance Cpl. Mason Vanderwork
Marine Lance Cpl. William Wild IV
Marine Cpl. Aaron Ripperda
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Half-Staff Pennsylvania Flags – Honoring Jarett Yoder

Monday, April 22nd, 2013

American Flags and Pennsylvania Flags to fly at half-staff Monday, April 22nd at the Capitol Complex and in Berks County in honor of US Army Chief Warrant Officer Jarett Yoder.

According to the office of the governor:
Chief Warrant Officer Yoder was killed when his AH-64 Apache helicopter crashed in eastern Afghanistan. Yoder joined the military in 2005 and served with the 1-104th Attack Reconnaissance Battalion serving in Afghanistan since August 2012. He first served in Company C, 1st Battalion 111th Infantry, as an infantryman and was deployed in 2008 to Iraq with Company C and the rest of the 56th Stryker Brigade. He began his military aviation career in 2010, serving as an aviation life support equipment officer and Apache pilot.
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Half-Staff Missouri Flags – Honoring Harold Hollingsworth

Thursday, April 11th, 2013

American Flags and Missouri Flags to fly at half-staff Friday, April 12th in Jackson and Lafayette Counties in honor of Harold Hollingsworth. Hollingsworth was an assistant chief with the Fort Osage Fire Protection District who died in the line of duty on April 7th. During his tenure with the district, Hollingsworth served as a firefighter, fire specialist, captain and assistant chief. He began his career in emergency services as a volunteer firefighter and emergency medical technician with the Lexington Fire Department in 1988.
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Half-Staff New Hampshire Flags – Honoring USS Thresher Victims

Wednesday, April 10th, 2013

American Flags and New Hampshire Flags to fly at half-staff Wednesday, April 10th in New Hampshire in honor of the 50th anniversary of the loss of the USS Thresher.

According to the office of the governor:
“The loss of the USS Thresher, which was designed, built, and commissioned at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, was a tragedy for the Navy, our Nation, and especially for the families of her honorable crew,” Governor Hassan said. “As we mark 50 years since that tragic day, our thoughts and prayers are with the family members of those 129 gallant souls, whose sacrifice we can never truly repay.”
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