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For North Carolina Only
Governor Roy Cooper today ordered all United States and North Carolina flags at state facilities to be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Saturday, October 26 in honor of US Marine Private First Class John T. Burke and all those who have fought for our country overseas and never returned home.
PFC Burke, a native of Icard, North Carolina, was declared missing in action while serving in World War II during the 1943 Battle of Tarawa. After nearly 80 years, his remains will be returned home to family and friends on Thursday, October 24 providing much needed closure to his loved ones. Services for PFC Burke will be held on Saturday, October 26 in Hickory, North Carolina.
Individuals, businesses, schools, municipalities, counties and other government subdivisions are welcome to fly the flag at half-staff for the same duration of time.
**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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