Governor Chris Gregoire has directed flags at all Washington State agency facilities be lowered to half-staff Tuesday, January 31, 2012, in memory of U. S. Marine Corp. Capt. Daniel B. Bartle, 27, of Ferndale, who died of injuries suffered in a helicopter crash January 19 in Afghanistan.
Flags should remain at half-staff until close of business Tuesday, or first thing Wednesday morning, February 1.
Other government entities, citizens and businesses are encouraged to join this recognition.
A public memorial service for Margaret Anderson has been set for 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 10 at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma.