Mar 28, 2008

HEA 1067 - U.S. Flag Protocol for Indiana Soliders

Synopsis: United States flag protocol for Indiana soldiers. Requires the governor to issue a proclamation, not more than 24 hours after receiving notice that an Indiana resident who is a member of the armed forces of the United States or the Indiana National Guard has died in action or as a result of wounds received in action, ordering that the United States flag be flown at half-staff on state property on the day of the member's funeral or memorial service.

Amazing we need to codify doing what's proper.

House passes 88-0; Senate passes 45-0.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

In Terre Haute, Mayor Duke Bennett mandated that all city buildings fly the flag at 1/2 staff until Sgt Griffin, local soldier killed last week, was buried by his family. I thought only the Governor of a state enjoyed the authority to lower flags. Am I mistaken?

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