Half-Staff Alert for July 25, 2017
For Michigan Only

LANSING, Mich. - Gov. Rick Snyder has ordered U.S. and Michigan flags to be lowered to half-staff Tuesday, July 25, on all state buildings and within the state Capitol complex in honor of Adrian Township Firefighter Allen Charles Howard, who died Tuesday, July 18, while on duty.

"Allen was a dedicated firefighter and a valued member of his community," Snyder said. "He will be remembered fondly for his service and dedication and I send my deepest condolences to his friends and family."

Howard was a member of the Adrian Township Fire Department and Turning Point Church. He also worked for Gus Harrison Correctional Facility as a corrections officer. A service in his honor took place Sunday, July 23.

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 Wednesday, July 26.

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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