For Michigan Only
LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder has ordered U.S. and Michigan flags to be lowered to half-staff within the state Capitol complex on Friday, Feb. 10, in honor of former state Rep. Steve Andrews, who died Saturday, Jan. 28.
“Steve was a devoted public servant who will be remembered for his service to his country and dedication to his community,” Snyder said. “I send my most sincere condolences to his family, friends and community during this difficult time.”
Andrews entered in the U.S. Navy in 1967 and served at the U.S. Navy Hospital in Guam and as a medic in the 1st Marine Division and Marine 1st Force Reconnaissance Company in Vietnam. He was awarded the Purple Heart and Navy Commendation Medal for his combat and service. He went on to represent the 106th Michigan House District for two terms until retiring in 1982.
A service in his honor will take place at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 11 at the Stafford’s Perry Hotel located at 100 Lewis St. in Petoskey.
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 on Saturday, Feb. 11.
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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