Nov. 20: Flag Lowering in Honor of Matthew Stiltz

Governor Chris Gregoire is deeply saddened with the death of U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Matthew H. Stiltz, 26, of Spokane, and directs that Washington State and United States flags at all Washington State agency facilities be lowered to half-staff in his memory Tuesday, November 20, 2012.  He died November 12 in Afghanistan of injuries he sustained when his unit was attacked by insurgents.

Flags should remain at half-staff until close of business Tuesday, November 20, or first thing Wednesday morning, November 21.

Other government entities, citizens and businesses are encouraged to join this recognition.