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

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 and facilities around the state. Flags should remain at half-staff until sunset/close of business on Saturday, April 20.

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