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Historical State Half-Staff Notices:

START: 4/15/2014
END: 4/15/2014
Flags at Half Staff in Washington to Honor Vitims of the SR350 slide

Washington Governor Inslee has ordered the United States and Washington State flags be lowered to half-staff at 12:00 noon on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 in memory of the victims of the SR530 slide that occurred on March 22, 2014. Flags should remain at half-staff until the end of the day on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 or first thing Wednesday morning, April 23, 2014. All individuals are encouraged to join in this tribute.

START: 2/9/2014
END: 2/9/2014
Flags to Half-Staff in Washington in Honor of Christopher Stover

Washington Governor Inslee has directed that American flags and Washington flags at all state agencies and sites be lowered to half-staff Sunday in memory of Air Force Capt. Christopher Stover. The 28-year-old helicopter pilot from Vancouver died Jan. 7 in a training flight along the English coast.

START: 1/13/2014
END: 1/13/2014
Flags to Half Staff in Washington in Honor of Sergeant Jacob M. Hess

Washington Governor Inslee has ordered all US flags and Washington State flags be lowered to half staff on Monday, January 13, 2014 in honor of United States Marine Sergeant Jacob M. Hess of Spokane. Sgt. Hess died on January 1, 2014 of injuries sustained supporting combat operations in Afghanistan.

START: 3/22/2013
END: 3/22/2013
Flags to Half-Staff in Washington in Honor of former Governor Booth Gardner

Washington Governor Inslee directs that flags at all state agency facilities be flown at half-staff on Friday, March 22, 2013 in memory of former Governor Booth Gardner who passed away last Friday night at the age of 76. Flags should remain at half-staff until the close of business on Saturday, March 30, 2013 or first thing Monday morning, April 1, 2013.

START: 11/20/2012
END: 11/20/2012
US Flags to Half Staff in Honor of Staff Sergeant Matthew H. Stiltz

November 20, 2012 - Washington Governor Gregoire has directed that the United States and Washington State flags be lowered to half staff on Tuesday, November 20, 2012 in honor of United States Army Staff Sergeant Matthew H. Stiltz who died on November, 12, 2012 in Afghanistan.

START: 8/3/2012
END: 8/3/2012
US and WA Flags to Half Staff in Honor of David Scheinost

August 3, 2012 - Washington Governor Gregoire has directed that the United States flags and Washington State flags at all Washington State agency facilities be lowered to half-staff on Friday, August 3, 2012 in honor of Washington State Department of Natural Resources diver David Scheinost who died on July 24, 2012 in the waters near Bainbridge Island.

START: 7/2/2012
END: 7/2/2012
US and WA Flags to Half Staff in Honor of Jarrod A. Lallier

July 2, 2012 - Washington Governor Gregoire has directed that the US and Washington State flags at all Washington State agency facilities be flown at half staff on Monday, July 2, 2012 in honor of United States Army Private First Class Jarrod A. Lallier of Spokane who died on June 18, 2012 in Afghanistan. All individuals are encouraged to join in this tribute.

START: 3/9/2012
END: 3/9/2012
US Flags to Half Staff in Washington in Honor of Lance Corporal Nickoulas H. Elliott

Governor Chris Gregoire has directed flags at all Washington State agency facilities be lowered to half-staff Friday, March 9, 2012, in memory of U. S. Marine Corps Lance Corporal Nickoulas H. Elliott, 21, of Spokane, who died February 22 in a helicopter training accident.

START: 3/1/2012
END: 3/1/2012
US Flags to Half Staff in Washington in Honor of Trooper Tony Radulescu

Washington Governor Chris Gregoire has directed flags at all Washington State agency facilities be lowered to half-staff Thursday, March 1, 2012, in memory of Washington State Patrol Trooper Tony Radulescu who was killed in the line of duty early on February 23.

START: 2/8/2012
END: 2/8/2012
US Flags to Half Staff in Washington in Honor of US Marine Sergeant William C. Stacey

Washington Governor Gregoire has directed flags at all Washington State Agency facilities to be lowered to half-staff on Wednesday, February 8, 2012 in honor of United States Marine Sergeant William C. Stacey of Seattle who died on January 31, 2012 in Afghanistan. All individuals are encouraged to join in this tribute.

START: 2/2/2012
END: 2/2/2012
US Flags at Half Staff in Washington in Honor of Army Private First Class Neil I. Turner

Washington Governor Gregoire has directed flags at all Washington State agency facilities be lowered to half-staff on Thursday, February 2, 2012 in memory of United States Army Private First Class Neil I. Turner of Tacoma who died on January 11, 2012 in Afghanistan from injuries sustained in a training accident. All citizens are encouraged to join in this tribute.

START: 1/31/2012
END: 1/31/2012
US Flags at Half Staff in Washington in Honor of Marine Captain Daniel B. Bartle

Washington Governor Gregoire has directed flags at all Washington State agency facilities to be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Tuesday, January 31, 2012 in honor of United States Marine Captain Daniel B. Bartle of Ferndale, who died in a helicopter crash on January 19, 2012 in Afghanistan. All individuals are encouraged to join in this tribute.

START: 1/10/2012
END: 10/1/2012
US Flags to Half Staff in Washington in Honor of Margaret Anderson

Gov. Chris Gregoire has directed that flags at all Washington state agency buildings be lowered to half-staff Tuesday, Jan. 10th, in memory of National Park Ranger Margaret Anderson. Flags should remain at half-staff until close of business Tuesday, or first thing Wednesday morning, Jan. 11th.

START: 1/5/2012
END: 1/6/2012
US Flags at HAlf Staff in Washington in Honor of Mikayla A. Bragg

Gov. Chris Gregoire has directed that flags at all Washington state agency buildings be lowered to half-staff Thursday, Jan. 5th, in memory of U.S. Army Specialist Mikayla A. Bragg, 21, of Longview. Bragg died Dec. 21st while serving in Afghanistan. Flags should remain at half-staff until close of business Thursday, or first thing Friday morning, Jan. 6th.

START: 10/24/2011
END: 11/7/2011
WA Flags to Half Staff in Honor of Scott White

Washington Governor Gregoire has directed the United States flag and Washington State flag lowered to half-staff, immediately, October 24, 2011 until Monday morning, November 7, 2011 at all Washington State agency facilities in memory of Washington State Senator Scott White who passed away last week.

START: 10/19/2011
END: 10/19/2011
Washington Flags to Half Staff in Honor of Nathan L. Wyrick

Washington Governor Gregoire has directed the United States flags and Washington State flag to be lowered to half-staff on Wednesday, October 19, 2011 in honor of United States Army Staff Sergeant Nathan L. Wyrick, of Enumclaw who died on October 10, 2011 in Afghanistan. All flags should be returned to full-staff on sunset on Wednesday, October 19, 2011 or first thing Thursday morning, October 20, 2011. All individuals are encouraged to join in this tribute

START: 10/10/2011
END: 10/10/2011
Washington Flags to Half-Staff in Honor of Albert D. Roselinni

Washington Governor Gregoire has directed flags at all Washington State agency facilities to half-staff immediately, Monday, October 10, 2011 until further notice in honor of former Governor Albert D. Roselinni who passed away earlier today at the age of 101. All individuals are encouraged to join in this tribute.

START: 9/9/2011
END: 9/11/2011
US Flags to Half Staff in Washington in Honor of victims of September 11, 2001 Attacks

Washington Governor Gregoire has ordered all flags in the State of Washington lowered to half-staff from Friday afternoon, September 9, 2011 until the morning of September 12, 2011 in honor of the victims of September 11, 2001 attacks.

START: 8/16/2011
END: 8/16/2011
US Flags to Half Staff in Washington in Honor of Alexander J. Bennett

Washington Governor Gregoire has ordered the United States flag and Washington State flag lowered to half-staff at all Washington State agency facilities lowered to half-staff on Tuesday, August 16, 2011 in honor of United States Army Sergeant Alexander J. Bennett of Tacoma who died with 29 service members on August 6, 2011 in Afghanistan of wounds suffered when their helicopter crashed. All individuals are encouraged to join in this tribute.

START: 6/7/2011
END: 6/7/2011
American Flags to Half-Mast in Washington in Honor of Joseph W. Schultz

Washington Governor Gregoire has directed that the United States flag and Washington State flag be lowered to half-staff at all Washington State facilities on Tuesday, June 7, 2011 in honor of United States Army Captain Joseph W. Schultz of Port Angeles who died on May 29, 2011. All individuals are encouraged to join in this tribute.

START: 6/2/2011
END: 6/2/2011
American Flags are at Half Mast in Honor of Adam J. Patton

Washington Governor Gregoire has directed that the United States flag and Washington State flag be lowered to half-staff at all Washington State facilities on Thursday, June 2, 2011 in honor of United States Army Specialist Adam J. Patton of Port Orchard who died on May 26, 2011 in Afghanistan. All individuals are encouraged to join in this tribute.

START: 6/1/2011
END: 6/1/2011
American Flags are at Half Staff in Washington in Honor of Clifford E. Beattie

Washington Governor Gregoire has directed that flags at all Washington State agency facilities be lowered to half-staff on Wednesday, June 1, 2011 in memory of United States Army Sergeant Clifford E. Beattie of Medical Lake, who died on May 22, 2011. All individuals are encouraged to join in this tribute.

START: 5/3/2011
END: 5/3/2011
Joe Jackson

Washington Governor Gregoire has directed that the United States flag and Washington State flag at all state facilities be lowered to half-staff on Tuesday, May 3, 2011 in memory of United States Marine Lance Corporal Joe Jackson of White Swan who died on April 24, 2011 in Afghanistan. All individuals are encouraged to join in this tribute.

START: 3/29/2011
END: 3/29/2011
US flags to half staff in memory of United States Army Corporal Brandon S. Hocking

Washington Governor Gregoire has directed the United States flags and Washington State flags lowered to half-staff at all state facilities be lowered to half-staff on Tuesday, March 29, 2011 in memory of United States Army Corporal Brandon S. Hocking of Seattle who died on March 21, 2011 in Iraq. All individuals throughout the State of Washington are encouraged to join in this tribute.

START: 2/17/2011
END: 2/17/2011
Flags to Half Staff in WA in Honor of Sam Gaydeski

Washington Governor Gregoire has directed that flags at all Washington State facilities be lowered to half-staff on Thursday, February 17, 2011 in memory of Washington State Department of Natural Resource employee Sam Gaydeski of Beaver who died clearing brush near Clearwater in Jefferson County. All individuals are encouraged to join in this tribute.

START: 2/7/2011
END: 2/7/2011
Flags to Half-Staff in Washington in Honor of Jayme Biedl

Washington Governor Gregoire has directed that United States and Washington State flags be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Tuesday, February 8, 2011 in memory of Washington State Department Corrections Officer Jayme Biedl of Granite Falls who died on January 29, 2011 at the Monroe Correctional Complex. All individuals are encouraged to join in this recognition.