Governor Directs Flags to be Flown at Half-staff Tuesday, March 15, 2011

March 14, 2011

Augusta, Maine – In accordance with the Presidential proclamation Governor Paul R. LePage has directed that the United States flag and the State of Maine flag be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset Tuesday, March 15, 2011 in honor of Army Corporal Frank Buckles.

President Barack Obama signed on February 28, 2011 the proclamation as a mark of respect for the memory of Army Corporal Frank W. Buckles, the last surviving American veteran of World War I, and in remembrance of the generation of American veterans of World War I.

Army Corporal Buckles passed away last month at the age of 110 and will be laid to rest Tuesday at Arlington National Cemetery.