For Michigan Only
LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder has ordered U.S. and Michigan flags to be lowered to half-staff Friday, March 24, on all state buildings and within the state Capitol complex in honor of Andrew Becker, an Air Force captain who died Tuesday, March 14.
“Capt. Becker was a dedicated Air Force pilot who will be remembered for his brave service to his country. I send my heartfelt condolences to his family, friends and community as we all mourn his loss with them,” Snyder said.
Capt. Becker was a pilot for the 318th Special Operations Squadron. He participated in nine overseas deployments and was slated to begin training the next generation of Air Force navigators at Naval Air Station Pensacola. He earned a degree in meteorology from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and was pursuing a master’s degree in Space Studies at American Military University.
A service in his honor is scheduled for 3 p.m. Saturday, March 25, at Ward Presbyterian Church in Northville.
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. Flags should be returned to full staff Saturday, March 25.
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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