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Flag Alert: Lowering of United States and North Carolina Flags in Tribute to Two Soldiers Killed

Raleigh

MEMORANDUM

To: Cabinet Secretaries; Council of State Members; Office of the UNC President; Administrative Office of the Courts; Office of Administrative Hearings; General Assembly; North Carolina Community College System; Governor’s Mansion; Governor’s Office

From: Secretary Machelle Sanders

RE: Lowering of United States and North Carolina Flags in Tribute to Two Soldiers Killed

Governor Roy Cooper today ordered all United States and North Carolina flags at state facilities to be lowered immediately to half-staff in tribute to Spc. Christopher Michael Harris of Jackson Springs, N.C. and Sgt. Jonathon Michael Hunter of Columbus, Ind.

Harris and Hunter were killed Wednesday in Afghanistan. Both men were assigned to 2nd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 1st Bridge Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, based at Fort Bragg.

Flags should remain at half-staff until sunset on Monday, Aug. 7.

For flag information, contact the NCDOA Communications Office at alexandra.mendoza@doa.nc.gov. To join the North Carolina Flag Alert list, visit https://ncadmin.nc.gov/subscribe-flag-alerts. To review the North Carolina State Government Flag Guide, visit http://www.doa.nc.gov/facility/documents/flagbrochure.pdf.

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