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Flags lowered today for slain Marine

Post by Stacey Mulick / The News Tribune on Jan. 31, 2012 at 7:08 am |
January 31, 2012 8:20 am

The flags at all state agency buildings will be lowered today in honor of a U.S. Marine from Ferndale who was killed earlier this month in Afghanistan.

Marine Corp. Capt. Daniel B. Bartle, 27, died after a helicopter crash on Jan. 19 in Afghanistan.

Gov. Chris Gregoire has ordered that flags remain at half-staff until the close of business today or first thing Wednesday morning.

 

Congress amended the U.S. Flag Code to give governors the authority to lower flags when a state resident in the military is killed in the line of duty.  Other government entities, citizens and businesses are encouraged to join in this recognition.

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