Flags lowered in memory of WSU President Elson Floyd
Brian Coddington, Communications Director, 509.625.6740
Friday, June 26, 2015 at 10:30 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 Saturday, June 27 in memory of Washington State University President Elson Floyd.
The Governor’s proclamation is as follows:
“Governor Inslee is deeply saddened by the death of Elson Floyd, president of Washington State University, and directs that Washington State and United States flags at all state agency facilities be lowered to half-staff in his memory on Saturday, June 27, 2015. Elson Floyd, 59, died on June 20 after suffering from complications due to colon cancer.
The Governor’s Office has no objection to agencies lowering the flags at the close of business on Friday, June 26, 2015. Flags should remain at half-staff until close of business or sunset on Saturday, June 27 or first thing Monday morning, June 29, 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.”
Funeral services will be held at noon on Saturday in Henderson, North Carolina. This is the family service but it is open to the public. There will also be a WSU campus celebration of life on August 26.