Flag Lowering in Memory of U.S House Speaker Tom Foley

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Gov. Jay Inslee hereby directs that Washington state and United States flags at all state agency facilities be lowered to half staff on Friday, Nov. 1, 2013, in memory of U.S. House Speaker Tom Foley who passed away on Oct. 18 from complications related to a stroke. Please notify your staff and all of your field … [Read more...]

June 6: Flag Lowering – WSP Trooper Sean O’Connell

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Gov. Inslee hereby directs that Washington State and United States flags at all state agency facilities be lowered to half-staff on Thursday, June 6, 2013, in memory of Washington State Patrol Trooper Sean O’Connell, who was killed in the line of duty on Friday, May 31. Flags should remain at half-staff until close … [Read more...]

April 16-20: Flag Lowering to Honor Boston Marathon Victims

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Gov. Jay Inslee has directed that flags at all Washington state agency facilities be lowered to half-staff beginning today, April 16, 2013, as per President Obama’s proclamation as a mark of respect for the victims of yesterday’s tragic events in Boston, Mass. Please notify your staff and all of your field offices … [Read more...]

Flag Lowering in Honor of Former Gov. Booth Gardner

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It is with deep sadness that Governor Jay Inslee directs flags at all state agency facilities to half-staff on Friday, March 22, 2013, in memory of former Governor Booth Gardner who passed away last Friday night at the age of 76 of complications from Parkinson’s disease. Please notify your staff and all of your … [Read more...]

Dec. 7: Flag Lowering for Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

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Governor Chris Gregoire has directed that flags at all Washington state agency facilities be lowered to half-staff on Friday, December 7 for National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. Flags can go back to full-staff at the end of the day. Other government entities, citizens and businesses are encouraged to join this … [Read more...]