Flags should be lowered to half-staff Oct. 5

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COLUMBUS — Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland has issued the following statement and proclamation in honor of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service Oct. 5.

“We honor and salute our fallen firefighters for their noble service and great sacrifice to Ohio and our nation,” Strickland said.

President George W. Bush has also ordered the U.S. Flag lowered Oct. 5 in honor of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service.

A Proclamation by the Governor of Ohio

Oct. 3, 2008

In honor of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service, I hereby proclaim, by the authority vested in me as Governor of the State of Ohio by the Ohio Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, that the flags of the United States of America and the State of Ohio shall be flown at half-staff upon all public buildings and grounds throughout the State of Ohio from sunrise to sunset on Sunday, October 5, 2008.

Ted Strickland
Govenor

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