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Press Release: March 15, 2011

Governor Kitzhaber Orders Flags at Half-Staff in honor of Frank W. Buckles, the Last Surviving American Veteran of World War I

Flags to be lowered by order of the President of the United States until sundown Tuesday, March 15, 2011

(Salem) – Governor Kitzhaber today ordered all flags at public institutions be flown at half-staff throughout Oregon in honor of Frank W. Buckles, the last surviving American Veteran of World War I.

The order is at the request of President Obama, who ordered today that all U.S. flags be lowered immediately and flown at half-staff until sunset on Tuesday, March 15, 2011.

For the text of the Presidential Proclamation, go to: http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2011/02/28/presidential-proclamation-death-army-corporal-frank-w-buckles-last-survi

Media Contacts:
Christine Miles, 503-559-8795
Amy Wojcicki, 503-689-5324

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