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.