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Historical State Half-Staff Notices:

START: 1/25/2014
END: 1/25/2014
Flags to half staff in Pennsylvania in Honor of Sean M. Ruane

Pennsylvania Governor Corbett has ordered  flags to half staff at the Capitol Complex and at Commonwealth facilities in Allegheny County on Saturday, January 25, 2014 in honor of United States Air Force Captain Sean M. Ruane who died in a helicopter crash on January 7, 2014. All individuals are encouraged to join in this tribute.

START: 3/28/2013
END: 3/28/2013
Flags to Half Staff in Pennsylvania in Honor of U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Joshua M. Martino

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett has ordered all American and Pennsylvania flags at the Capitol Complex and at commonwealth facilities in Clearfield County to be flown at half staff on Thursday, March 28, in honor of U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Joshua M. Martino.

START: 2/27/2013
END: 3/2/2013
Flags to Half-Staff in PA in Honor of Officer Eric Williams

Pennsylvania Governor Corbett has ordered all Pennsylvania flags in the Capitol Complex and at Commonwealth facilities in Luzerne County to be flown at half staff immediately Wednesday, February 27, 2013, until further notice in honor of Officer Eric Williams, a Correctional Officer who was killed while performing his duties at Canaan Federal Penitentiary on Monday evening.

START: 10/23/2012
END: 10/23/2012
Pennsylvania State Flags to Half Staff in Honor of Michael San Felice

October 23, 2012 - Pennsylvania Governor Corbett has directed all Pennsylvania State flags in the Capitol Complex and at Commonwealth facilities in Montgomery County to be lowered to half staff, immediately, Tuesday, October 23, 2012 in honor of Michael San Felice, a Pennsylvania Turnpike employee who died while performing his duties on Monday morning. Flags should remain at half-staff thru interment; dailyflagstatus.com will notify you when to return your flags back to full-staff. All individuals are encouraged to join in this tribute.

START: 10/13/2012
END: 10/13/2012
US and PA Flags to Half Staff in Honor of Christopher K. Raible

October 13, 2012 - Pennsylvania Governor Corbett has directed all United States and Pennsylvania flags in the Capitol Complex and at Commonwealth facilities in Westmoreland County to be lowered to half-staff on Saturday, October 13, 2012 in honor of United States Marine Lt. Col Christopher K. Raible who died in Afghanistan. All individuals are encouraged to join in this tribute.

START: 10/3/2012
END: 10/3/2012
US and PA Flags to Half Staff in Honor of Christopher K. Raible

October 3, 2012 - Pennsylvania Governor Corbett has directed all United States Flags and Pennsylvania Flags lowered to half-staff in the Capitol Complex and at Commonwealth facilities in Westmoreland County on Wednesday, October 3, 2012 in honor of United States Marine Lt. Col. Christopher K. Raible of North Huntingdon who died in Afghanistan on September 15, 2012. All individuals are encouraged to join in this tribute.

START: 7/11/2012
END: 7/11/2012
PA Flags to Half Staff in Honor of Brian Lorenzo

July 11, 2012 - Pennsylvania Governor Corbett as directed that all Pennsylvania flags in the Capitol Complex and at Commonwealth facilities in Philadelphia County are to be flown at half-staff on Wednesday, July 11, 2012 through sunset on Friday, July 13, 2012 in honor of Philadelphia Police Officer Brian Lorenzo who died in the line of duty on Sunday, July 8, 2012.

START: 4/12/2012
END: 4/14/2012
US Flags at Half Staff in Pennsylvania in Honor of firefighters. Lt. Robert Neary and Daniel Sweeny

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett has directed all Pennsylvania flags in the Capitol Complex and at Commonwealth facilities in Philadelphia County are to be lowered to half-staff immediately to honor two fallen Philadelphia firefighters. Lt. Robert Neary and Daniel Sweeny died Monday while fighting a warehouse fire. Flags shall remain at half-staff thru sunset on Saturday, April 14, 2012. All Pennsylvanians are authorized to join in this tribute.

START: 1/24/2012
END: 1/26/2012
US Flags to Half Staff in Pennsylvania in Honor of Joe Paterno

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett, declared that all Pennsylvania flags in the Capitol Complex and at Commonwealth facilities statewide are to be flown at half-staff, immediately, January 24, 2012 in honor of legendary Penn State football coach Joe Paterno. Flags should remain at half-staff through sunset Thursday, January 26, 2012. All Pennsylvanians are invited to join in this tribute.

START: 12/19/2011
END: 12/19/2011
PA Flags to Half Mast in Honor of John “David” Dryer

Pennsylvania Governor Corbett has ordered all Pennsylvania State flags in the Capitol Complex and at facilities in Washington County lowered to half-staff immediately, December 19, 2011 until sunset, December 23, 2011 in honor of East Washington Police Officer John “David” Dryer who died in the line of duty on December 18, 2011. All individuals are encouraged to join in this tribute

START: 10/28/2011
END: 10/28/2011
PA Flags to Half Staff in Honor of World War II Airmen

Pennsylvania Governor Corbett has ordered all United States flags and Pennsylvania State flags lowered to half-staff at the Capitol Complex on Friday, October 28, 2011 in honor of two World War II airmen whose remains were recently returned to the United States. Army Air Forces 2nd Lt. Thomas Digman, Jr. of Pittsburgh and Staff Sergeant Joseph J. Karaso of Philadelphia died in April 1944 when their plane went down during an Allied Bombing raid over Germany. All individuals are encouraged to join in this tribute

START: 10/22/2011
END: 10/22/2011
PA Flags to Half Staff in Honor of Thomas E. Clark

Pennsylvania Governor Corbett has ordered all United States flags and Pennsylvania State flags at the Capitol Complex and at Commonwealth facilities in Cameron County to be flown at half-staff until sunset on Saturday, October 22, 2011 in honor of Air Force Major Thomas E. Clark of Emporium who was shot down over Vietnam in February 1969. He was missing 42 years until his remains were recently identified and will be returned home for burial on October 22, 2011. All individuals are encouraged to join in this tribute.

START: 10/13/2011
END: 10/13/2011
Pennsylvania Flags to Half Staff in Honor of Derek Kotecki

Pennsylvania Governor Corbett has ordered all Pennsylvania State flags lowered to half-staff in the Capitol Complex and at Commonwealth facilities in Westmoreland County immediately, October 13, 2011 in honor of Patrolman Derek Kotecki who died in the line of duty on October 12, 2011. Flags shall remain at half-staff until interment.

START: 9/24/2011
END: 9/24/2011
US Flags to Half Staff in Pennsylvania in Honor of Bruce Lawrence

Pennsylvania Governor Corbett has ordered all United States flags and Pennsylvania flags lowered to half-staff at the Capitol Complex and at Commonwealth facilities in Northampton County on until sunset on Saturday, September 24, 2011 in honor of Air Force Major Bruce Lawrence who was shot down over Vietnam in 1968. Missing for 43 years, he was recently identified and will return home for burial on September 24, 2011. All Pennsylvanians are authorized to join in this tribute.

START: 8/23/2011
END: 8/23/2011
US Flags to Half Staff in Pennsylvania in Honor of Daniel Zerbe

Pennsylvania Governor Corbett has ordered all United States and Pennsylvania State flags lowered to half-staff in the Capitol Complex and at Commonwealth facilities in York County on Tuesday, August 23, 2011 in honor of United States Air Force Tech Sergeant Daniel Zerbe who died on August 6, 2011 in Wardak province, Afghanistan. All individuals are encouraged to join in this tribute.

START: 8/12/2011
END: 8/16/2011
US Flags to Half Staff in Pennsylvania in Honor of Robert A. Lasso

Pennsylvania Governor Corbett has ordered all Pennsylvania flags lowered to half-staff in the Capitol Complex and at Commonwealth facilities in Northampton County immediately, August 12, 2011 until Tuesday, August 16, 2011 in honor of Freemansburg Borough Police Officer Robert A. Lasso who died in the line of duty on August 11, 2011. All individuals are encouraged to join in this tribute.

START: 8/10/2011
END: 8/10/2011
US Flags to Half Staff in Pennsylvania in Honor of Kenneth Elwell

Pennsylvania Governor Corbett has directed that all United States flags and Pennsylvania State flags be lowered to half-staff in the Capitol Complex and at Commonwealth facilities in Bucks County on Wednesday, August 10, 2011 in honor of United States Army Sgt. First Class Kenneth Elwell of Northampton Township. Sgt. First Class Elwell died on July 17, 2011 in Kandahar province, Afghanistan.

START: 7/28/2011
END: 7/28/2011
US Flags to Hafl Staff in Pennsylvania in Honor of Kenneth VanGiesen

Pennsylvania Governor Corbett has ordered all United States and Pennsylvania flags in the Capitol Complex and at Commonwealth facilities in McKean County to be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Thursday, July 28, 2011 in honor of Pennsylvania National Guard member Staff Sergeant Kenneth VanGiesen, of Kane who died on July 18, 2011 outside of Bagram, Afghanistan.

START: 6/30/2011
END: 6/30/2011
US Flags to Half Staff in Pennsylvania in Honor of Kyle Pagerly

Pennsylvania Governor Corbett has directed that all Pennsylvania flags in the Capitol Complex be and at Commonwealth facilities in Berks County lowered to half-staff immediately, June 30, 2011 until Wednesday, June 6, 2011 in honor of Berks County Deputy Sheriff Kyle Pagerly who died in the line of duty on June 29, 2011.

START: 6/11/2011
END: 6/11/2011
US Flags to Half Staff in Pennsylvania in Honor of Edward Mills Jr.

Pennsylvania Governor Corbett has ordered all United States flags and Pennsylvania Flags in the Capitol Complex and at Commonwealth Facilities in Lawrence County lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Saturday, June 11, 2011 in honor of United States Army Staff Sergeant Edward Mills Jr. who died on May 26, 2011 in Afghanistan.

START: 5/28/2011
END: 5/28/2011
American Flags are at Half-Staff in Pennsylvania in Honor of Benjamin Bitner

Pennsylvania Governor Corbett has ordered all United States flags and Pennsylvania State flags lowered to half-staff in the Capitol Complex and at all Commonwealth facilities in Franklin County on Saturday, May 28, 2011 in honor of United States Army Master Sergeant Benjamin Bitner who died on April 23, 2011 in Afghanistan.

START: 5/25/2011
END: 5/25/2011
American Flags are at Half-Staff in Honor of Demetrius Frison

Pennsylvania Governor Corbett has ordered all United States flags and Pennsylvania State flags lowered at the Capitol Complex and Commonwealth facilities in Lancaster and Philadelphia Counties from sunrise to sunset on Wednesday, May 25, 2011 in honor of United States Army Lieutenant Demetrius Frison who died on May 10, 2011 in Afghanistan.

START: 4/11/2011
END: 4/11/2011
Flags to half-staff in PA in Honor of Jonathan Faircloth

Governor Tom Corbett today ordered all U.S. and Pennsylvania flags at the Capitol Complex and at commonwealth facilities in Cumberland County to be flown at half-staff on Monday, April 11 in honor of U.S. Marine Cpl. Jonathan Faircloth, formerly of Mechanicsburg.

 

Faircloth, 22, died March 29 in a helicopter crash during a routine training exercise in Hawaii.

Flags should remain at half-staff until sunset on April 11, the day of Faircloth's funeral.

 

SOURCE Pennsylvania Office of the Governor

START: 3/19/2011
END: 3/19/2011
American flags to half staff in honor of former Pennsylvania First Lady Mary Jane Leader

Pennsylvania Governor Corbett has ordered the United States flag and Pennsylvania State flag lowered to half-staff at State facilities statewide on Saturday, March 19, 2011 until sunset in honor of former Pennsylvania First Lady Mary Jane Leader, wife of former Governor George M. Leader.

START: 3/6/2011
END: 3/6/2011
Flags to Half Staff in PA in Honor of former Pennsylvania House Speaker H. Jack Seltzer.

Pennsylvania Governor Corbett has ordered all United States flags and Pennsylvania State flags in the Capitol Complex and at Pennsylvania facilities in Lebanon County to be flown at half-staff on Sunday, March 6, 2011 in honor of former Pennsylvania House Speaker H. Jack Seltzer.

START: 2/28/2011
END: 2/28/2011
Flags to Half Staff in Honor of Army Sergeant Robert C. Sisson, Jr.

Pennsylvania Governor Corbett has ordered the United States flag and Pennsylvania State flag lowered to half-staff in the Capitol Complex and Beaver County immediately until sunset on March 1, 2011 in honor of United States Army Sergeant Robert C. Sisson, Jr. who died on February 21, 2011 in a non-combat related incident while serving in Kanhahar District, Afghanistan.