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