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Half-Staff Arkansas Flags – Honoring Rick Winkles

Friday, January 31st, 2014

Arkansas State Flags to fly at half-staff Saturday, February 1st in honor of Trumann Fire Chief Rick Winkles. Chief Winkles died in the line of duty when he suffered a heart attack while fighting a house fire. Chief Winkles served 28 years as a firefighter.
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Half-Staff Minnesota Flags – Honoring Immortal Four Chaplains Day

Friday, January 31st, 2014

American Flags and Minnesota Flags to fly at half-staff Monday, February 3rd in the State of Minnesota in honor of Immortal Four Chaplains Day. According to the office of the governor:
In 1957, the U.S. Congress established national observance of the tragedies anniversary to honor the four chaplains of difference faiths whose heroic and selfless acts that day saved the lives of many men. Witnesses of the event in 1943 recounted the heroic actions of Lt. George L. Fox, Methodist; Lt. Alexander D. Goode, Jewish; Lt. John P. Washington, Catholic; and Lt. Clark V. Poling, Dutch Reformed. During the 18 minutes the transport was sinking, the four chaplains went soldier to soldier to calm fears and hand out lifejackets. When there were no more lifejackets left to hand out, the four chaplains removed their own life vests and selflessly gave them to soldiers in need of protection. The four chaplains went down with the ship, arm-in-arm in prayer.
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Half-Staff Colorado Flags – Honoring David Baldwin

Friday, January 31st, 2014

American Flags and Colorado Flags to fly at half-staff Monday, February 3rd in the State of Colorado in honor of Sgt. David Baldwin. Sgt. Baldwin was a member of the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department who was killed in the line of duty by being hit on his motorcycle by a driver going the wrong direction.
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Half-Staff Wyoming Flag – Honoring Sue Wallis

Friday, January 31st, 2014

Wyoming State Flags to fly at half-staff Tuesday, January 28th through Saturday, February 1st in Wyoming in honor of Representative Sue Wallis.
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Half-Staff Illinois Flags – Honoring Vincent Petrella

Friday, January 31st, 2014

American Flags and Illinois Flags to fly at half-staff Sunday, February 2nd through Tuesday, February 4th in the State of Illinois in honor of Vincent Petrella of the Illinois Tollway.
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Half-Staff Michigan Flags – Honoring Gino Polidori

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

American Flags and Michigan Flags to fly at half-staff Friday, January 31st in honor of former state Rep. Gino Polidori. According to the office of the Governor: Polidori served as state representative for the 15th District from 2005-10. An Army veteran, he served as Chairman of the Military and Veterans Affairs, and Homeland Security committees. Prior to being elected representative, Polidori served as a Dearborn City Council member. He was also Dearborn’s fire chief from 1974-96.
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Half-Staff West Virginia Flags – Honoring Phyllis Carter

Saturday, January 25th, 2014

West Virginia State Flags to fly at half-staff Saturday, January 25th in honor of Judge Phyllis Carter. Judge Carter served many roles with the state throughout her career, including: Commissioner of the Department of Human Services, Executive Director of Division of Juvenile Services, and Director of Federal-State Relations. She also served as First Lady of West Virginia State University from 1987 to 2012.
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Half-Staff Massachusetts Flags – Honoring Nathan Vissay

Friday, January 17th, 2014

American Flags and Massachusetts Flags to fly at half-staff Tuesday, January 21st in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in honor of US Navy Petty Officer Third Class Nathan Vissay.
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Half-Staff Wyoming Flags – Honoring Andrew McAdams

Friday, January 17th, 2014

American Flags and Wyoming Flags to fly at half-staff Saturday, January 18th in the State of Wyoming in honor of US Army Chief Warrant Officer 3 Andrew McAdams. CWO3 McAdams was killed when the aircraft he was aboard crashed while serving in Afghanistan as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. He was assigned to Detachment 53, Operational Support Airlift Command, Joint Force Headquarters, Wyoming Army National Guard, Cheyenne, Wyoming.
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Half-Staff New Jersey Flags – Honoring Cosmo Paris

Thursday, January 16th, 2014

American Flags and New Jersey Flags to fly at half-staff Thursday, January 16th through Wednesday, January 22nd at the State House building in honor of Firefigher Cosmo Paris. Paris was a 18 year member of the Independent Hook and Ladder Company #1 of the Cliffside Park Fire Department. He died Jan. 8 after suffering a heart attack on his way home from a 16-hour shift standing watch in frigid temperatures at a building where a fire alarm had gone off.
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