WSR 11-03-064


[ Filed January 18, 2011, 9:08 a.m. ]

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, Afghanistan.

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


Washington State Code Reviser's Office