Governor Tomblin Orders U.S. and State Flags Lowered in Observance of Memorial Day
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -In keeping with the presidential proclamation, Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin ordered U.S. and State Flags at all state-owned facilities be displayed at half-staff from dawn until noon, Monday, May 27, 2013 in observance of Memorial Day.
"Memorial Day is an opportunity for us to pay tribute to and remember those who have fought bravely to preserve our freedom and security," said Gov. Tomblin. "On this Memorial Day, I encourage all West Virginians to recall those brave men and women of the armed forces who have risked and given their lives to keep us safe."
Gov. Tomblin asks all West Virginians to unite in prayer for permanent peace at 11 a.m. and to observe the National Moment of Remembrance at 3 p.m. to reflect upon the service and sacrifice of our military men and women.
Amy Shuler Goodwin