Governor directs flags to fly at half-staff Friday
Brian Coddington, Communications Director, 509.625.6740
Thursday, June 4, 2015 at 9:30 a.m.
Governor Jay Inslee has directed that Washington State and United States flags at all state agency facilities be lowered to half-staff on Friday, June 5 in remembrance of Marine Corporal Joshua E. Barron from Spokane.
The Governor’s proclamation is as follows:
Governor Inslee is deeply saddened by the death of Marine Corporal Joshua E. Barron, 24, of Spokane, and directs that Washington State and United States flags at all state agency facilities be lowered to half-staff in his memory on Friday, June 5, 2015. Corporal Barron died on May 17 from injuries sustained while aboard a MV-22B Osprey after it made a hard landing at Marine Corps Base Hawaii.
Flags should remain at half-staff until close of business or sunset on June 5 or first thing Monday morning, June 8, 2015.
Please notify your staff and all of your field offices and facilities around the state.
Other government entities, citizens and businesses are encouraged to join this recognition.
Services for Cpl. Barron will be held on Friday at 1 p.m. at the Life Center Foursquare Church (1202 N. Government Way, Spokane).