Ginny Colbert
Executive Assistant to Secretary Markowitz
Vermont Secretary of State's Office
26 Terrace Street
Montpelier, Vermont 05609-1101
phone 802-828-2148
fax 802-828-2496
From: Barrett, Wendy [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Friday, August 28, 2009 4:29 PM
To: BGS - Flag
Cc: Barrett, Wendy; Johnson, Harriet
Subject: Flag Notification
Importance: High

Date Issued:  Friday, August 28, 2009


Flags to be Lowered Half Staff

Per order of the Governor James H. Douglas

Where the flag will be lowered;
The Vermont State House and State Facilities around the state

Which flag will be lowered;
Only the Vermont Flag

Date the flag is to be lowered (at sunrise);
            Monday, August 31, 2009

Date the flag is to return to full staff (at sunrise);
             Thursday, September 3, 2009

Name of person being honored/Reason to Lower Flag(s);
           Joseph Fortin of St. Johnsbury, a 2nd Lieutenant Field Artillery Officer with the U.S. Army, was killed in action in Iraq Sunday August 23, 2009.  Fortin graduated from St. Johnsbury Academy in 2004.  A memorial service will be held Monday August 31, 2009 at the St Johnsbury Academy Gymnasium in St Johnsbury from 10:00 to noon.

Notice sent by:  Wendy L. Barrett
                          Department of Buildings & General Services