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START: 4/16/2014
END: 4/16/2014
Flags at Half Staff in Virginia In Honor of Virginia Tech Shooting Victims

Governor McAuliffe of Virginia has ordered flags to be flown at half-staff at the State Capitol and in the town of Blacksburg in honor of the victims of the April 16, 2007, shootings at Virginia Tech, their families, and the entire Virginia Tech community. The flags shall be lowered at sunrise on Wednesday, April 16, 2014, and remain at half-staff until sunset.

START: 3/10/2014
END: 3/10/2014
Virginia Flags to Half-Staff in Honor of Benjamin Joseph Lambert III

 Virginia Governor McAuliffe has ordered that the flag of the Commonwealth of Virginia be lowered to half-staff at the State Capitol and throughout Virginia from sunrise to sunset on Monday, March 10, 2014 in honor of Benjamin Joseph Lambert III, former member of the Virginia Senate.

START: 3/3/2014
END: 3/3/2014
Flags to Half-Staff in Virginia in Honor of Elizabeth Heim Haskell

Virginia flags to be flown at half-staff over the state capitol building in respect and memory of former Virginia Secretary of Natural Resources Elizabeth Heim Haskell on Monday, March 3, 2014.

START: 2/25/2014
END: 2/25/2014
Flags to Half Staff in Virginia in Honor of Vienna Mayor M. Jane Seeman

Virginia flags to be flown at half-staff over the state capitol building in respect and memory of Vienna Mayor M. Jane Seeman on Friday, February 28, 2014.

START: 2/17/2014
END: 2/17/2014
Flags to Half-Staff in Virginia in Honor of Kevin Wayne Quick

Virginia Governor Terence McAuliffe has ordered the flag of the Commonwealth of Virginia be flown at half-staff over the state Capitol building and at all buildings and grounds in the City of Waynesboro on Monday, February 17, 2014 in memory of Waynesboro Police Captain Kevin Wayne Quick.

START: 2/4/2014
END: 2/4/2014
Flags at Half-Staff in Virginia in Honor of Percy Lee House, III.

Virginia Governor McAuliffe has ordered the flag of the Commonwealth of Virginia to be flown at half-staff over the State Capitol building and on all buildings and grounds throughout the County of Greensville from sunrise to sunset on Wednesday, February 5, 2014 in honor of Greensville County Deputy Sheriff Percy Lee House, III.

START: 1/14/2014
END: 1/14/2014
Flags at Half Staff in Virginia in Honor of Sergeant J. Michael Phillippi

Virginia Governor McAuliffe has order flags of the United States of America and the Commonwealth of Virginia are to be flown at half-staff on all local, state, and federal buildings and grounds in the Commonwealth of Virginia in respect and memory of Sergeant J. Michael Phillippi on Tuesday, January 14, 2014.
 

START: 3/12/2013
END: 3/12/2013
Flags to Half Staff in Virginia in Honor of Master Trooper Junius Walker

Virginia Governor McDonnell has ordered the flag of the Commonwealth of Virginia to be flown at all buildings and grounds in the Commonwealth of Virginia on Tuesday, March 12, 2013 in respect and memory of Virginia State Police Master Trooper Junius Walker.

START: 2/27/2013
END: 2/27/2013
Flags to half staff in Virginia in Honor of Former State Delegate Clifton A. Woodrum.

Virginia Governor McDonnell has ordered the flag of the Commonwealth of Virginia to be flown at half-staff over the state Capitol building from sunrise to sunset on Wednesday, February 27, 2013 in memory of Former State Delegate Clifton A. Woodrum.

START: 2/21/2013
END: 2/21/2013
US Flags to half staff in Virginia in honor of Carroll Thackston

Virginia Governor McDonnell has ordered that the flags of the United States of America and the Commonwealth of Virginia are to be flown at half-staff over the state Capitol building in respect and memory of South Boston Mayor Carroll Thackston, retired U.S. Army Major General and former Adjutant General of the Virginia National Guard

START: 2/8/2013
END: 2/8/2013
US and VA Flags to Honor of Aaron X. Wittman

February 8 2013, Virginia Governor McDonnell has ordered that the flags of the United States of America and Commonwealth of Virginia are to be flown at half-staff over the state Capitol building from sunrise to sunset on Friday, February 8, 2013 in memory of United States Army Sergeant Aaron X. Wittman. It is encouraged that the flags are to be flown at half-staff at on all local, state, and federal buildings and grounds in the City of Richmond, the County of Chesterfield, and in any other locality deemed appropriate in respect and memory of United States Army Sergeant Aaron X. Wittman.

START: 1/28/2013
END: 1/28/2013
VA Flags to Half Staff in Honor of Harry Lee Carrico

January 28, 2013 - Virginia Governor McDonnell has ordered the flag of the Commonwealth of Virginia to be flown at half staff at all buildings in grounds throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia until Tuesday, February 5, 2013 in honor of former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Virginia, Harry Lee Carrico.

START: 10/27/2012
END: 10/27/2012
US Flags to Half Staff in Honor of Robert J. Billings

October 27, 2012 - Virginia Governor McDonnell has ordered US and Commonwealth of Virginia flags to be flown at half-staff over the State Capitol building from sunrise to sunset on Saturday, October 27, 2012 in honor of United States Army Sergeant Robert J. Billings. It is also encouraged that the flags be flown at half-staff on all buildings and grounds in the County of Halifax, the County of Mecklenburg, the Town of Clarksville and any other locality deemed appropriate.

START: 10/11/2012
END: 10/11/2012
VA Flags to Half Staff in Honor of Andrew D. Fox

October 11, 2012 - Virginia Governor McDonnell has ordered that the flag of the Commonwealth of Virginia be lowered to half-staff over the state Capitol building from sunrise to sunset on Thursday, October 11, 2012 in honor of Virginia State Police Trooper Andrew D. Fox. It is encouraged that the flag of the Commonwealth of Virginia be lowered to half-staff on all buildings and grounds in the County of Fairfax, the County of Grayson, the County of Loudon, the County of Pulaski, the County of Tazewell, the County of Wytheville, the City of Blacksburg, the Towns of Leesburg and Tazewell in honor of State Trooper Andrew D. Fox.

START: 9/18/2012
END: 9/18/2012
US and VA Flags to Half Staff in Honor of Jonathan P. Schmidt

September 18, 2012 - Virginia Governor McDonnell has ordered flags of the USA and the Commonwealth of Virginia to be flown at half-staff over the state Capitol building from sunrise to sunset on Tuesday, September 18, 2012 in respect and memory of United States Army Staff Sergeant Jonathan P. Schmidt. It is encouraged that the flags of the United States of America and the Commonwealth of Virginia may be flown at half-staff on all local, state, and federal buildings and grounds in the City of Petersburg and in any other locality as deemed appropriate in respect and memory of United States Army Staff Sergeant Jonathan P. Schmidt.

START: 9/17/2012
END: 9/21/2012
VA Flags to Half Staff in Honor of Henry H. Whiting

September 17, 2012 - Virginia Governor McDonnell has directed that the flag of the Commonwealth of Virginia shall be flown at half-staff on all local, state, and federal buildings and grounds in the Commonwealth of Virginia in respect and in memory of Virginia Supreme Court Justice Henry H. Whiting immediately, Monday, September 17, 2012 until sunset on Friday, September 21, 2012, in accordance with the Virginia protocol that requires flying the state flag at-half staff for five days from the day of death of an Associate Justice of the Virginia Supreme Court. The flag may be lowered twenty-four hours a day if properly illuminated during the hours of darkness.

START: 9/17/2012
END: 9/17/2012
PA Flags to Half Staff in Honor of Brad Fox

September 17, 2012 - Pennsylvania Governor Corbett has directed all Pennsylvania State flags in the Capitol Complex and at Commonwealth facilities in Montgomery County are to be lowered to half-staff immediately, Monday, September 17, 2012 until sunset on Wednesday, September 19, 2012 in honor of Plymouth Township Police Officer Brad Fox who died in the line of duty on Thursday, September 13, 2012.

START: 9/8/2012
END: 9/8/2012
US and VA Flags to Half Staff in Honor of Jessica M. Wing

September 8, 2012 - Virginia Governor McDonnell has ordered that USA Flags and the Commonwealth of Virginia are to be flown at half staff over the state Capitol building from sunrise to sunset on Saturday, September 8, 2012 in respect and memory of United States Army Staff Sergeant Jessica M. Wing. It is encouraged that the flags are to be flown at half-staff on all buildings and grounds in the City of Alexandria and any other locality as deemed appropriate.

START: 8/28/2012
END: 8/28/2012
US and VA Flags to Half Staff in Honor of Ryan Jeschke

August 28, 2012 - Virginia Governor McDonnell has ordered the flags of the United States of America and the Commonwealth of Virginia lowered to half-staff over the state Capitol building from sunrise to sunset on Tuesday, August 28, 2012 in honor of Untied States Marine Corps Gunnery Sergeant Ryan Jeschke. It is encouraged that the flags be flown at half-staff on all buildings and grounds in the County of Fairfax, the Town of Clifton, the Town of Herndon, and any other locality deemed appropriate in respect of Gunnery Sergeant Jeschke.

START: 8/3/2012
END: 8/3/2012
US and VA Flags to Half Staff in Honor of Brandon R. Pepper

August 3, 2012 - Virginia Governor McDonnell has ordered that the flags of the United States of America and Commonwealth of Virginia be lowered to half-staff over the state Capitol building on Friday, August 3, 2012, in memory of United States Army Staff Sergeant Brandon R. Pepper. It is encouraged that the flags be flown at half-staff at all buildings and grounds in the County of Accomack and in any other locality as deemed appropriate in respect and memory of Staff Sergeant Pepper.

START: 8/2/2012
END: 8/2/2012
US and VA Flags to Half Staff in Honor of Raul Madrigal Guerra

August 2, 2012 - Virginia Governor McDonnell has ordered the flags of the United States of America and Commonwealth of Virginia lowered to half-staff over the state Capitol building in respect and memory of United States Army Staff Sergeant Raul Madrigal Guerra. It is encouraged that the flags of the United States of America and Commonwealth of Virginia may be flown at half-staff on all local, state, and federal buildings and grounds in the City of Norfolk and in any other locality as deemed appropriate, in respect and memory of United States Army Staff Sergeant Raul Madrigal Guerra.

START: 7/20/2012
END: 7/20/2012
VA Flags to Half Staff in Honor of David R. Chew Jr

July 20, 2012 - Virginia Governor McDonnell has ordered that the flag of the Commonwealth of Virginia to be flown at half staff over the state Capitol building from sunrise to sunset on Friday, July 20, 2012 in respect and memory of Northampton County EMS Medic and Bloxom VFD Lieutenant David R. Chew Jr. It is encouraged that the flag of the Commonwealth of Virginia may be flown at half-staff on all local, state, and federal buildings and grounds in the County of Accomack, the County of Northampton, and in any other locality as deemed appropriate, in respect and memory of Northampton County EMS Medic and Bloxom VFD Lieutenant David R. Chew, Jr.

START: 7/10/2012
END: 7/10/2012
US and VA Flags to Half Staff in Honor of Stephen C. Prasnicki

July 10, 2012 - Virginia Governor McDonnell has ordered the US and the state of Virginia flags to be flown at half-staff over the state Capitol building from sunrise to sunset on Tuesday, July 10, 2012 in respect and memory of United States Army First Lieutenant Stephen C. Prasnicki. It is encouraged that the flags be flown at half-staff on all buildings and grounds in the County of Rockbridge, the City of Lexington, and the City of Buena Vista in memory of First Lieutenant Stephen C. Prasnicki.

START: 7/4/2012
END: 7/10/2012
VA Flags to Half Staff in Honor of Yvonne B. Miller

July 4, 2012 - Virginia Governor McDonnell has ordered that the flag of the Commonwealth of Virginia shall be flown at half-staff over the state Capitol building immediately, July 4, 2012 until sunset on Tuesday, July 10, 2012, in honor of Senator Yvonne B. Miller. It is encouraged that the flag of the Commonwealth of Virginia be flown at half-staff on all buildings and grounds in the City of Norfolk and any other locality as deemed appropriate, in respect and memory of Senator Miller until Tuesday, July 10, 2012.

START: 6/25/2012
END: 6/25/2012
US and VA Flags to Half Staff in Honor of Vincent J. Ellis

June 25, 2012 - Virginia Governor McDonnell has ordered US flags and Commonwealth of Virginia flags to half-staff over the state Capitol building from sunrise to sunset on Monday, June 25, 2012 in memory of United States Army Private First Class Vincent J. Ellis. It is encouraged that the flags of the United States of America and Commonwealth of Virginia be flown at half-staff on all buildings and grounds in the County of Arlington, the City of Alexandria, the City of Suffolk in memory of Private First Class Ellis.

START: 6/21/2012
END: 6/21/2012
US and VA Flags to Half Staff in Honor of John C. Pratt

June 21, 2012 - Virginia Governor McDonnell has ordered the flags of the United States of America and the Commonwealth of Virginia to be flown at half-staff over the state Capitol building from sunrise to sunset on Thursday, June 21, 2012 in respect and memory of United States Army Chief Warrant Officer Five John C. Pratt. It is encouraged that the flags be flown at half-staff on all buildings and grounds in the County of Arlington and the County of Fairfax in memory of Chief Warrant Officer Five John C. Pratt.

START: 6/2/2012
END: 6/2/2012
US and VA Flags to Half Staff in Honor of Jesse A. Ozbat

June 2, 2012 - Virginia Governor McDonnell has directed the flags of the United States of America and the Commonwealth of Virginia to be flown at half-staff over the state Capitol building from sunrise to sunset on Saturday, June 2, 2012 in honor of United States Army Captain Jesse A. Ozbat. It s encouraged that the flags of the United States of America and the Commonwealth of Virginia may be flown at half-staff on all local, state, and federal buildings and grounds in the County of Prince George, the City of Petersburg and in any other locality as deemed appropriate in respect and memory of United States Army Captain Jesse A. Ozbat.

START: 4/6/2012
END: 4/6/2012
US Flags at Half Staff in Virginia in Honor of Michael C. Walizer

Virginia Governor McDonnell has ordered the flags of the Commonwealth of Virginia lowered to half-staff over the State Capitol building from sunrise to sunset on Friday, April 6, 2012 in memory of Michael C. Walizer, Deputy with Charles City County Sheriff’s Office who died in the line of duty. It is encouraged that the flags of the Commonwealth of Virginia be flown at half-staff on all local, state, and federal buildings and grounds in the County of Charles City and in any other localities as deemed appropriate in respect of Deputy Walizer.

START: 3/21/2012
END: 3/21/2012
US Flags at Half Staff in Virginia in Honor of Marine Corps Capitan Michael M. Quin

Virginia Governor Robert F. McDonnell has ordered  that the flags of the United States of America and the Commonwealth of Virginia are to be flown at half-staff over the state Capitol building in respect and memory of United States Marine Corps Capitan Michael M. Quin. The flags shall be lowered at sunrise on Wednesday, March 21st, 2012, and remain at half-staff until sunset.

START: 3/5/2012
END: 3/5/2012
US Flags to Half Staff in Virginia in Honor of U.S. Army Col. Van T. Barfoot

This is to order that the flags of the United States of America and the Commonwealth of Virginia are to be flown at half-staff over the state Capitol building in respect and memory of U.S. Army Col. Van T. Barfoot, World War II Medal of Honor recipient. I hereby order that the flags shall be lowered at sunrise on Monday, March 5, 2012, and remain at half-staff until sunset.

START: 3/3/2012
END: 3/3/2012
US Flags at Half Staff in Virginia in Honor of Army Sgt. Timothy J. Conrad, Jr.

The Virginia Governor has order that the flags of the United States of America and the Commonwealth of Virginia are to be flown at half-staff over the state Capitol building in respect and memory of US Army Sgt. Timothy J. Conrad, Jr. I hereby order that the flags shall be lowered at sunrise on Saturday, March 3, 2012, and remain at half-staff until sunset.

START: 2/29/2012
END: 2/29/2012
US Flags to Half Staff in Virginia in Honor of Army Brigadier General Terence J. Hildner.

Virginia Governor McDonnell has ordered the flags of the United States of America and the Commonwealth of Virginia lowered to half-staff over the state Capitol building from sunrise to sunset on Wednesday, February 29, 2012 in memory of United States Army Brigadier General Terence “Terry” J. Hildner. It is encouraged that the flags of the United States of America and Commonwealth of Virginia may be flown on at half-staff on all building and grounds in the County of Arlington, the County of Fairfax, and the City of Fairfax on Wednesday, February 29, 2012 in honor of Brigadier General Hildner.

START: 2/18/2012
END: 2/18/2012
US Flag to Half Staff in Virginia in Honor of Fire Fighter Zachary Whitacre

The Virginia Governor has ordered that the flag of the Commonwealth of Virginia is to be flown at half-staff over the state Capitol building in respect and memory of Gore Volunteer Fire & Rescue Fire Fighter Zachary Whitacre who gave his life in the line of duty. The flag shall be lowered at sunrise on Saturday, February 18, 2012, and remain at half-staff until sunset.

START: 2/16/2012
END: 2/16/2012
US Flags at Half Staff in Virginia in Honor of Paramedic Joshua Weissman

The Virginia Governor has ordered that the flag of the Commonwealth of Virginia is to be flown at half-staff over the state Capitol building in respect and memory of Alexandria Fire Department Paramedic Joshua Weissman who gave his life in the line of duty. The flag shall be lowered at sunrise on Thursday, February 16, 2012, and remain at half-staff until sunset.

START: 2/13/2012
END: 2/13/2012
US Flags to Half Staff in Virginia in Honor of Staff Sergeant Joseph B. Marotta.

Virginia Governor orders that the flags of the United States of America and the Commonwealth of Virginia are to be flown at half-staff over the state Capitol building on Monday, February 13, 2012  in respect and memory of Virginia Air National Guard member Staff Sergeant Joseph B. Marotta. 

START: 2/8/2012
END: 2/8/2012
US Flags are at Half Staff in Virginia in Honor of Former State Delegate, Glenn B. McClanan

Governor McDonnell  has order that the flag of the Commonwealth of Virginia shall be flown at half-staff on all local, state, and federal buildings and grounds in the Commonwealth of Virginia in respect and memory of Former State Delegate, Glenn B. McClanan. Flags shall be lowered at sunrise on Wednesday, February 8, 2012, and remain at half-staff until sunset.

START: 1/29/2012
END: 1/29/2012
US Flags are at Half Staff in Virginia in Honor of US Marine Corps Master Sergeant Travis W. Riddick

This is to order that the flags of the United States of America and the Commonwealth of Virginia are to be flown at half-staff over the state Capitol building in respect and memory of United States Marine Corps Master Sergeant Travis W. Riddick. I hereby order that the flags shall be lowered at sunrise on Sunday, January 29, 2012, and remain at half-staff until sunset.

START: 1/20/2012
END: 1/20/2012
US Flags to Half Staff in Virginia in Honor of Michael W. Pyron

Virginia Governor McDonnell has ordered the flags of the United States of America and the Commonwealth of Virginia lowered to half-staff over the State Capitol building from sunrise to sunset on Friday, January 20, 2012 in memory of United States Army Specialist Michael W. Pyron. It is encouraged that the flags be flown at half-staff at all buildings and grounds in the County of Chesterfield and the City of Hopewell in memory of Specialist Pyron on January 20, 2012.

START: 1/4/2012
END: 1/4/2012
US Flags to Half Staff in Virginia in Honor of Robert Dobyns

Virginia Governor McDonnell ordered all US flags and the Commonwealth of Virginia lowered to half staff on all buildings and grounds throughout Virginia from sunrise to sunset on Wednesday, January 4, 2012 in honor of Former State Delegate, James Robert Dobyns. Delegate Dobyns served in the Military during World War II and in the 1980’s was elected as a State Delegate.

START: 12/17/2011
END: 12/17/2011
VA Flags to Half Mast in Honor of

Virginia Governor McDonnell has ordered the flags of the United States of America and the Commonwealth of Virginia lowered to half-staff over the state Capitol building from sunrise to sunset on Saturday, December 17, 2011 in memory of United States Army Specialist Ryan M. Lumley. It is encouraged that the flags of the United States of America and the Commonwealth of Virginia may be flown at all buildings and grounds in the County of New Kent in memory of Specialist Lumley.

START: 12/12/2011
END: 12/12/2011
VA Flags to Half Staff in Honor of Deriek W. Crouse

This is to order that the flags of the United States of America and the Commonwealth of Virginia are to be flown at half-staff over the state Capitol building in respect and memory of Virginia Tech Police Officer, U.S. Army veteran, Deriek W. Crouse, who gave his life in the line of duty. I hereby order that the flags shall be lowered at sunrise on Monday, December 12, 2011, and remain at half-staff until sunset.

START: 11/10/2011
END: 11/10/2011
VA Flags to Half Staff in Honor of Billy Joe Siercks

Virginia Governor McDonnell has ordered the flags of the United States of American and the Commonwealth of Virginia lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Thursday, November 10, 2011 in honor of United States Army First Sergeant Billy Joe Siercks. It is encouraged that the flags of the United States of America and Commonwealth of Virginia be flown at all buildings and grounds in the County of Prince William in honor of First Sergeant Siercks.

START: 9/13/2011
END: 9/13/2011
US Flags to Half Staff in Virginia in Honor of Douglas J. Green

Virginia Governor McDonnell has ordered the flags of the United States of America and the Commonwealth of Virginia to be flown at half-staff over the state Capitol from sunrise to sunset on Tuesday, September 13, 2011 in honor of United States Army Specialist Douglas J. Green. It is encouraged that the flags of the United States of America and Commonwealth of Virginia be flown at half-staff on all buildings and grounds in the County of Loudoun and the County of Arlington in memory of United States Army Specialist Douglas J. Green.

START: 8/25/2011
END: 8/26/2011
US Flags to Half Staff in Virgina

Virginia Governor McDonnell has ordered the flags of the United States of America and Commonwealth of Virginia lowered to half-staff over the State Capitol building from sunrise on Thursday, August 25, 2011 until sunset on Friday, August 26, 2011 in memory of Naval Special Warfare Service Members killed in the Afghanistan helicopter tragedy on August 6, 2011. It is encouraged that the flags of the United States of America and Commonwealth of Virginia be lowered to half-staff at all buildings and grounds in the City of Virginia Beach and the County of Arlington in respect and memory of the Naval Special Warfare Service Members killed from sunrise Thursday, August 25, 2011 until sunset on Friday, August 26, 2011.

START: 8/23/2011
END: 8/23/2011
US Flags to Half Staff in Virginia in Honor of Alessandro L. Plutino

Virginia Governor McDonnell has ordered the flags of the United States of America and Commonwealth of Virginia lowered to half-staff over the state Capitol building from sunrise to sunset on Tuesday, August 23, 2011 in memory of United States Army Ranger Sergeant Alessandro L. Plutino. It is encouraged that the flags of the United States of America and Commonwealth of Virginia be lowered to half-staff on all buildings and grounds in the County of Prince William in memory of United States Army Ranger Plutino

START: 8/18/2011
END: 8/18/2011
US Flags to Half Staff in Pennsylvania in Honor of Michael Strange

Pennsylvania Governor Corbett has ordered all United States and Pennsylvania flags lowered to half-staff in the Capitol Complex and at Commonwealth facilities in Philadelphia County from sunrise to sunset on Thursday, August 18, 2011 in honor of United States Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Michael Strange who was among 30 Seals, sailors, soldiers, and airmen who died on August 6, 2011 in Afghanistan. All Pennsylvanians are encouraged to join in this tribute

START: 8/15/2011
END: 8/22/2011
US Flags to Half Staff in Virginia

Virginia Governor McDonnell has ordered the flags of the United States of America and Commonwealth of Virginia lowered to half-staff on all local, state, and federal buildings and grounds in the Commonwealth of Virginia immediately, Tuesday, August 15, 2011 until sunset on Monday, August 22, 2011 in respect and memory of the brave servicemen who died in the August 6, 2011 Afghanistan helicopter tragedy. Flags shall be flown at night provided that the flags are properly illuminated during the hours of darkness. Where no appropriate night illumination exists, the flag shall remain at half-staff only from sunrise to sunset each day.

START: 7/30/2011
END: 7/30/2011
US Flags to Half Staff in Virginia in Honor of Robert G. Tenney

Virginia Governor McDonnell has ordered the United States flag and Commonwealth of Virginia flag to be lowered to half-staff over the State Capitol building on Saturday, July 30, 2011 in memory of United States Army Sergeant Robert G. Tenney, Jr. It is encouraged that the flags of the United States of America and Commonwealth of Virginia be lowered to half-staff on all local, state, and federal buildings and grounds in the City of Virginia Beach in memory of Sergeant Tennery Jr.

START: 7/8/2011
END: 7/8/2011
US Flags to Half-Staff in Virginia in Honor of Levi E. Nuncio

Virginia Governor McDonnell has ordered the flags of the United States of America and Commonwealth of Virginia to be lowered to half-staff over the state Capitol building from sunrise to sunset on Friday, July 8, 2011 in honor of United States Army Specialist Levi E. Nuncio. It is encouraged that the flags of the United States of America and Commonwealth of Virginia be lowered to half-staff on all buildings and grounds in the City of Arlington, the City of Harrisonburg, and the County of Rockingham in respect and memory of United States Army Specialist Levi E. Nuncio.

START: 6/29/2011
END: 6/29/2011
US Flags to Half Staff in Virginia in Honor of Michael W. Newton

Virginia Governor McDonnell has ordered the United States flag and Commonwealth of Virginia flag lowered to half-staff over the state Capitol building from sunrise to sunset on Wednesday, June 29, 2011 in respect and memory of United States Army Captain Michael W. Newton. It is encouraged that the flags of the United States of America and Commonwealth of Virginia be flown at half-staff on all local, state, and federal buildings and grounds in the City of Newport News in memory of Captain Newton.

START: 6/29/2011
END: 6/29/2011
US Flags to Half Staff in Virginia in Honor of Richard Harding Poff

Virginia Governor McDonnell has ordered the United States flag and Commonwealth of Virginia flag lowered to half-staff on all local, state, and federal buildings and grounds immediately, June 29, 2011 until sunset on July 3, 2011 in respect and memory of Virginia Supreme Court Justice and United States Congressman Richard Harding Poff.

START: 6/27/2011
END: 6/27/2011
US Flags to Half-Staff in Honor of Adam M. Bowen

Virginia Governor McDonnell has ordered the flag of the Commonwealth of Virginia lowered to half-staff on all local, state, and federal buildings immediately, June 27, 2011 until sunset on Tuesday, June 28, 2011 in honor of Virginia State Trooper Adam M. Bowen.

START: 6/13/2011
END: 6/16/2011
US Flags to Half-Staff in Virginia in Honor of William Carrington Thompson

Virginia Governor McDonnell has ordered the flag of the Commonwealth of Virginia shall be flown at half-staff on all local, state, and federal grounds in the Commonwealth of Virginia immediately, Monday, June 13, 2011 until sunset on Thursday, June 16, 2011 in honor of Retired Virginia Supreme Court Justice William Carrington Thompson.

START: 6/3/2011
END: 6/3/2011
American Flags are at Half-Staff in Virginia in Honor of Roscoe B. Stephenson, Jr.

Virginia Governor McDonnell has ordered the flag of the Commonwealth of Virginia be flown at half-staff on all local, state, and federal buildings in Virginia from sunrise to sunset on Friday, June 3, 2011 in honor of Former Virginia Supreme Court Senior Justice Roscoe B. Stephenson, Jr.

START: 5/17/2011
END: 5/17/2011
American Flags are at Half-Staff in Virginia in Honor of Paul J. Atim.

Virginia Governor McDonnell has ordered the flag of the United States of America and flag of the Commonwealth of Virginia lowered to half-staff over the state Capitol building from sunrise to sunset on Tuesday, May 17, 2011 in respect and memory of United States Army Sergeant Paul J. Atim. It is encouraged that the flags of the United States of America and Commonwealth of Virginia be lowered to half-staff on all buildings and grounds in the City of Norfolk on Tuesday, May 17, 2011 in respect and memory of Sergeant Atim.

START: 5/6/2011
END: 5/6/2011
American Flags are at Half Mast in Virginia in Honor of Charles A. Ransom

Virginia Governor McDonnell has ordered the flags of the United States of America and Commonwealth of Virginia lowered to half-staff over the State Capitol building in honor of United States Air Force Major Charles A. Ransom. It is encouraged that all flags be flown at half-staff in the County of Chesterfield in memory of Major Ransom. Virginia Governor McDonnell has also ordered the flag of the Commonwealth of Virginia lowered to half-staff throughout Virginia on Friday, May 6, 2011 in memory of former Delegate Inez DeGraw Baker.

START: 5/4/2011
END: 5/4/2011
American Flags to Half Staff in Virginia in Honor of Sean T. Callahan

Virginia Governor McDonnell has ordered the United States flag and Commonwealth of Virginia flag lowered to half-staff over the state Capitol building from sunrise to sunset on Wednesday, May 4, 2011 in memory of United States Marine Sergeant Sean T. Callahan. It is encouraged that the United States flag and Commonwealth of Virginia flag may be flown at half-staff on all building and grounds in the County of Fauquier from sunrise to sunset on May 4, 2011.

START: 4/25/2011
END: 4/26/2011
Bruce F. Jamerson

Virginia Governor McDonnell has ordered the flag flown over the Capitol of the Commonwealth of Virginia lowered to half-staff immediately, April 25, 2011 and remain until sunset in respect and memory of House of Delegates Clerk, Bruce F. Jamerson. In addition, the flag over the Capitol shall be lowered to half-staff at sunrise on Tuesday, April 26, 2011 and remain at half-staff until sunset.

START: 4/16/2011
END: 4/16/2011
Virginia Tech Remembrance Day

Virginia Tech Remembrance Day

WHEREAS, on the morning of April 16, 2007, a tragedy of immense magnitude and senselessness befell the campus of the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; and

WHEREAS, the lives of 32 individuals from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University were hastily taken, leaving absences that will never be filled and a profound sense of sorrow in the lives of those impacted; and

WHEREAS, the community continues to mourn those who perished, we also honor those individuals wounded as they individually and collectively strive to prevail through this tragedy; and

WHEREAS, we recognize and thank local, state, and federal first responders who courageously answered the call of duty in an effort to prevent the further loss of life; and

WHEREAS, the citizens of the Commonwealth of Virginia join with those from across the country and around the world in their thoughts and prayers to honor the cherished memories of those who lost their lives and those wounded; and

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Robert F. McDonnell, do hereby recognize April 16, 2011, as VIRGINIA TECH REMEMBRANCE DAY in the COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA, and I call this observance to the attention of all our citizens.

START: 3/18/2011
END: 3/18/2011
Flag to half staff in honor of Buchanan County Sheriff Deputy William “Billy” Ezra Stiltner

 

Virginia Governor McDonnell has ordered the flag of the Commonwealth of Virginia to be flown at half-staff on all state buildings and grounds in the Commonwealth of Virginia from sunrise to sunset on Friday, March 18, 2011 in respect and memory of Buchanan County Sheriff Deputy William “Billy” Ezra Stiltner who died in the line of duty.
START: 3/17/2011
END: 3/17/2011
Flags to half mast in honor of Buchanan County Sheriff Deputy Cameron Neil Justus

Virginia Governor McDonnell has ordered the flag of the Commonwealth of Virginia lowered to half-staff on all state building and grounds in Virginia from sunrise to sunset on Thursday, March 17, 2011 in respect and memory of Buchanan County Sheriff Deputy Cameron Neil Justus who died in the line of duty.

START: 3/9/2011
END: 3/9/2011
Flags to Half Staff in Honor of United States Airman 1st Class Zachary Ryan Cuddeback

Virginia Governor McDonnell has ordered the United States flags and Commonwealth of Virginia flags lowered to half-staff over the State Capitol building from sunrise to sunset on Wednesday, March 9, 2011 in memory of United States Airman 1st Class Zachary Ryan Cuddeback. It is encouraged that the flags be flown at half-staff on all local buildings and grounds in the County of Albemarle and the County of Greene in respect for United States Airman 1st Class Zachary Ryan Cuddeback.

START: 2/24/2011
END: 2/24/2011
Flags to Half Staff in Virginia in Memory of Sean R. Cutsforth

Virginia Governor McDonnell has ordered the United States flag and Commonwealth of Virginia flag lowered to half-staff over the state Capitol building from sunrise to susnet on Thursday, February 24, 2011 in honor of Army Specialist Sean R. Cutsforth. It is encouraged that the flags of the United States of America and Commonwealth of Virginia be flown at half-staff on all local, state, and federal buildings and grounds on Thursday, February 24, 2011 in the County of Montgomery, the County of Prince William, and the City of Manassas in respect and memory of United States Army Specialist Sean R. Cutsforth.

START: 2/12/2011
END: 2/12/2011
Flags to Half Staff in VA Former Chief Justice Leroy Rountree Hassell, Sr.

Virginia Governor McDonnell has ordered he United States of America flag and Commonwealth of Virginia flag lowered to half-staff on all local, state, and Virginia buildings from sunrise to sunset on Saturday, February 12, 2011 in honor of Former Delegate and Senator FitzGerald D. Bemiss. This flag order will run in concurrence with the flag order for Former Chief Justice Leroy Rountree Hassell, Sr. The Commonwealth of Virginia flag should remain at half-staff until sunset on Friday, February 18, 2011.

START: 2/10/2011
END: 2/10/2011
Flags to Half Staff in Honor of Army Specialist Omar Soltero

Virginia Governor McDonnell has ordered the United States Flag and the Commonwealth of Virginia Flag lowered to half-staff over the State Capitol building in memory of Untied States Army Specialist Omar Soltero from sunrise to sunset on Thursday, February 10, 2011. It is encouraged that the flags of the United States of America and Commonwealth of Virginia be flown at half-staff on all building and grounds in the County of Prince George.

START: 2/9/2011
END: 2/9/2011
Flags to Half Staff in Virginia in Honor of Leroy Rountree Hassell, Sr.

Virginia Governor McDonnell has ordered the flag of the Commonwealth of Virginia should be flown at half-staff on all local, state, and federal buildings and grounds in the State of Virginia immediately, February 9, 2011 until further notice in honor of Former Virginia Supreme Court Chief Justice Leroy Rountree Hassell, Sr. Justice Hassellwas nominated to the Virginia Supreme Court in 1989 by Governor Gerald Baliles and in 2002 became the first African American Virginia Chief Justice when he was elected by his peers.