OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR
Filed January 18, 2011,
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
Tuesday, January 18, 2011, in memory of U.S. Army Private
First Class Robert J. Near, 21, of Granger, who died January 7
in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in Kandahar Province,
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, January 19.
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
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