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Governor Brewer has ordered that flags at state office buildings be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Saturday, January 28, 2012, in honor of Cpl. McGeath. Governor Brewer previously ordered that flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset Friday, January 20, 2012 in honor of Cpl. McGeath who died January 18th while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan, in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.   He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 6th  Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.

Individuals, businesses, and other organizations are encouraged to join in this tribute.

  • Announcement
    01/28/2012

Governor Brewer has ordered that flags at state office buildings be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Monday, February 27, 2012, in honor of PO3 Estrada who died February 14th as a result of a non-combat related training incident in Djibouti.  He was assigned to the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit based at Camp Pendleton, California.

Individuals, businesses, and other organizations are encouraged to join in this tribute.

  • Announcement
    02/27/2012

Governor Brewer has ordered that flags at state office buildings be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Saturday, February 25, 2012, in honor of Captain Anderson.  Capt. Anderson was originally from Amarillo, Texas, and stationed at the Marine Corps Air Station in Yuma, Arizona.

Capt. Anderson died February 22, 2012, as a result of an aviation training accident near the Chocolate Mountains along the California-Arizona border.  Six other brave Marines were killed during this terrible tragedy: Maj. Thomas A. Budrejko, 37, of Montville, Connecticut; Capt. Michael M. Quin, 28, of Purcellville, Virginia; Capt. Benjamin N. Cerniglia, 31, of Montgomery, Alabama; Sgt. Justin A. Everett, 33, of Clovis, California; Lance Cpl. Corey A. Little, 25, of Marietta, Georgia; and Lance Cpl. Nickoulas H. Elliott, 21, of Spokane, Washington.

Individuals, businesses, and other organizations are encouraged to join in this tribute.

  • Announcement
    02/25/2012

Governor Brewer has ordered that flags at state office buildings be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Wednesday, March 14, 2012, in honor of former Arizona Supreme Court Justice Michael Ryan. Governor Brewer previously ordered the flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset Friday, February 3, 2012 in honor of Justice Ryan who spent 24 years on the bench as a superior court and appellate court judge.  He culminated his career as a Supreme Court justice.   Additionally, he was a Marine Corps veteran serving in Vietnam, and the recipient of two Purple Hearts and a Bronze Star. Individuals, businesses, and other organizations are encouraged to join in this tribute.

  • Announcement
    03/14/2012

Governor Brewer has ordered that flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Monday, May 7, 2012 in observance of Arizona Peace Officers Memorial Day.   Individuals, businesses, and other organizations are encouraged to join in this tribute.

  • Holiday
    05/07/2012

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