For Michigan Only
LANSING, Mich. - Gov. Rick Snyder has ordered U.S. and Michigan flags to be lowered to half-staff Friday, August 19 on all state buildings and within the state Capitol complex in honor of Terrence Raymond, a firefighter with the Summerfield Volunteer Fire Department who died Monday, August 15.
"Terrence was a dedicated fireman and will be remembered for his service to the Summerfield community," Snyder said. "I send my deepest condolences to his family, friends and community."
Raymond was a volunteer firefighter for the Summerfield Volunteer Fire Department. He spent 12 years as a salesman for Airgas, and was a member of St. Michaels Catholic Church in Monroe.
A service in his honor will take place at 11 a.m. on Friday, August 19 at the St. Alphonsus Catholic Church located at 222 Carey Street in Deerfield.
This flag order is in accordance with Executive Order 2013-10. Michigan residents, businesses, schools, local governments and other organizations are encouraged to display the flag at half-staff.
When flown at half-staff or half-mast, the U.S. flag should be hoisted first to the peak for an instant and then lowered to the half-staff or half-mast position. The flag should again be raised to the peak before it is lowered for the day
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