I hereby direct that Washington State and United States flags at all state agency facilities be lowered to half-staff Tuesday, May 11, 2010, in memory of U.S. Army Master Sgt. Mark W. Coleman, 40, of Yelm, who died May 2 in Afghanistan, of injuries he sustained when enemy forces attacked his unit with 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 Tuesday, or first thing Wednesday morning, May 12.
Other government entities, citizens and businesses are encouraged to join this recognition.
Please call (360) 902-0383 if you have any questions about this flag lowering.
Christine O. Gregoire