Flags Lowered For Ray Garland

Marlene Feist, 509.625.6505

Friday, April 26, 2019 at 9:10 a.m.

Spokane Mayor David Condon has ordered flags at all City of Spokane facilities to be lowered to half-staff in remembrance of the Inland Northwest’s last Pearl Harbor survivor Ray Garland.

“We are deeply saddened by the death of Ray Garland,” said Mayor Condon. “I will remember Ray for his decorated military service and dedication to his fellow service members. It was a pleasure getting to know him.”

Garland was the Inland Northwest’s last survivor of Pearl Harbor and the last remaining veteran in the Lilac City Chapter of the Pearl Harbor Survivors Association. He was a decorated Marine, earning two Purple Hearts and a Bronze Star during World War II and the Korean War.

Mayor Condon encourages anyone with a flag outside of their home or business to join us in this recognition to honor Garland’s memory. Garland’s memorial service will be held Friday, April 26, at 1 p.m. at the Christ the King Lutheran Church in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.