FLAG ALERT: US and NC Flags to Remain at Half-Staff Through Sunset on Tuesday, August 13, in Honor of US Army Specialist Michael Isaiah Nance of Fort Bragg, NC

Raleigh, NC

Governor Roy Cooper has ordered all United States and North Carolina flags at state facilities to remain at half-staff through sunset on August 13, in honor of US Army Specialist Michael Isaiah Nance, who died while in combat in southern Afghanistan. Spc. Nance was a member of the Army's 82nd Airborne Division in Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Services for Spc. Nance will be held in his hometown of Chicago, Illinois on Tuesday.

As a sign of respect, individuals, businesses, schools, municipalities, counties and other government subdivisions are welcome to fly the flag at half-staff for the same duration of time.

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