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  1. Ktkelley

    Ktkelley New Member

    I live in Woodstock, IL and saw the flag at half mast in our town square today (7/18) and wondered why. I found this site and thought it would be a good way to learn that as well as know other proper flag protocols. Thanks.
     
  2. Robin Hickman

    Robin Hickman Well-Known Member

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    Hi, Ktkelly ! :D

    Welcome to the USA-Flag-Site Forums !


    QUOTE : "I live in Woodstock, IL and saw the flag at half mast in our town square today (7/18) and wondered why. I found this site and thought it would be a good way to learn that as well as know other proper flag protocols. Thanks."


    The Governor of Illinois, Pat Quinn, has ordered that the U.S. & Illinois State Flags be flown at Half-Staff at all State facilities for the purpose of :

    Honoring Illinois' Fallen
    United States and Illinois flags at half-staff from Sunrise, Saturday, July 18, 2009 until Sunset, Monday, July 20, 2009.
    Specifically,

    Specialist Chester W. Hosford
    United States Army
    Hometown: Ottawa, Illinois


    Governor Quinn's News Release :

    http://www.illinois.gov/PressReleases/ShowPressRelease.cfm?SubjectID=2&RecNum=7681


    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    July 16, 2009

    Honoring Illinois' Fallen
    United States and Illinois flags at half-staff from Sunrise, Saturday, July 18, 2009 until Sunset, Monday, July 20, 2009.
    The Department of Central Management Services has received notice from Governor Quinn's Office to fly the flags at State occupied buildings at half-staff on behalf of:
    Specialist Chester W. Hosford
    United States Army
    Hometown: Ottawa, Illinois
    Please lower the United States flags and the State flags at all buildings occupied by your agency's personnel from:
    Sunrise, Saturday, July 18, 2009 until
    Sunset, Monday, July 20, 2009
    If you have any questions regarding this matter, please contact Mike Claffey at (312) 814-3981 or via email at mike.claffey@illinois.gov.​



    Thank You for bringing your Flag-related question to our Forums, Ktkelly ! ​


    Robin Hickman
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