Flags to be lowered July 1 in memory of Army soldier

Western Today staff

Gov. Inslee has directed that Washington state and United States flags at all state agency facilities be lowered to half-staff in the memory of Spc. Robert W. Ellis, 21, of Kennewick, on Monday, July 1. Ellis died June 18 in Afghanistan of injuries sustained from indirect fire.

Flags should remain at half-staff until close of business on July 1 or first thing Tuesday morning, July 2.

Other government entities, citizens and businesses are encouraged to join this recognition.

Please call 360-816-2216 if you have any questions about this flag lowering.