Half-Staff Alert for July 31-Aug 1, 2017
For Michigan Only

LANSING, Mich.- Gov. Rick Snyder has ordered U.S. and Michigan flags to be lowered to half-staff Monday, July 31, within the state Capitol complex in honor of former state Rep. Martin Buth, who died Monday, July 24.

"Martin was a dedicated public official and devoted his time in office to being a strong voice for the people of West Michigan," Snyder said. "I send my sincere condolences to his family, friends and community."

Buth served in the Michigan House of Representatives from 1959-1982. He later served two terms on the Kent County Board of Commissioners and was an active member of the Comstock Rotary Club.

A service in his honor will take place Monday, July 31, at 3 p.m. at the Grace Episcopal Church in East Grand Rapids.

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 Tuesday, Aug. 1.

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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