Ginny Colbert
Assistant to Secretary of State Markowitz
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Montpelier, VT  05609
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From: Barrett, Wendy [[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Friday, August 28, 2009 5:12 PM
To: BGS - Flag
Cc: Barrett, Wendy; Johnson, Harriet; [log in to unmask]
Subject: Revision: Flag Notification



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;

PLEASE NOTE the US Flag, the Vermont State flag, the POW flag, and any other 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.


                *      Please note all flags must fly at half-staff for that period of time.  Rule:

When the U.S. flag is lowered, the Vermont flag, the POW flag, and any other flag must also be lowered, because the U.S. flag must always fly above or equal to any other flags that are flown.



Notice sent by:  Wendy L. Barrett

                          Department of Buildings & General Services