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Gov. Tomblin orders U.S. and state flags lowered in observance of Memorial Day

Governor asking for prayer at 11 a.m. on Memorial Day


CHARLESTON, W.Va.  – In keeping with presidential proclamation, Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has ordered all U.S. and State Flags on all state-owned facilities be lowered to half-staff from dawn until dusk, Monday, May 25, 2015 in observance of Memorial Day.

“Memorial Day is an opportunity for us to honor our family members, friends and fellow West Virginians who served in the nation’s armed forces and made the ultimate sacrifice while defending our freedom,” Gov. Tomblin said.  “As we pay tribute to our service men and women, it is also important we share the stories of their patriotism and valor. West Virginia’s military members and veterans have made significant contributions to our state’s enduring legacy of service, and we remain forever grateful for their service and sacrifice.”

Gov. Tomblin asks all West Virginians to unite in prayer for permanent peace on Monday at 11 a.m. and to observe the National Moment of Remembrance at 3 p.m. to reflect upon the service and sacrifice of our military men and women.

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