OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR
Filed September 29, 2009,
Lowering of the Washington State and United States Flags
I hereby direct that Washington state and United States
flags at all state agency facilities be lowered to half-staff
on Thursday, October 1, 2009, in memory of U.S. Army
Specialist Joseph V. White, 21, of Bellevue, who died last
week in Afghanistan, of injuries sustained when his military
vehicle encountered an improvised explosive device.
Please notify your staff and all of your field offices
and facilities around the state.
Flags should remain at half-staff until close of business
on Thursday, or first thing Friday morning.
Other government entities, citizens and businesses are
encouraged to join this recognition.
Please call (360) 902-0383 if you have any questions
about his flag lowering.
Christine O. Gregoire
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