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Thursday, May 24, 2007

Another day at half-staff

Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm has ordered U.S. flags throughout the state of Michigan and on Michigan waters lowered for one day on Tuesday, May 29, in honor of Army Sgt. Justin D. Wisniewski of Standish, who died May 19 while on active duty in Iraq. Flags should return to full-staff on Wednesday.
Wisniewski, 22, died from wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his unit in Lutfiyah, Iraq. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 15th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y.

And a reminder: Flags are to be flown at half-staff on Memorial Day, Monday, May 28, until noon.

When flown at half-staff or half-mast, the U.S. flag should be hoisted first to the peak for an instant and then lowered to the half-staff or half-mast position. The flag should again be raised to the peak before it is lowered for the day.


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