Governor Orders Flags to Half-Mast in Honor of Military Dead

United States and Commonwealth flags on all Commonwealth facilities, public buildings and grounds in Pennsylvania have been ordered to fly at half-mast in honor of Sgt. Benjamin S. Hines, of York, and Staff Sgt. Christopher Slutman, a New York City firefighter who was deployed out of Harrisburg, who were killed by a roadside bomb while serving in Afghanistan

The US flags shall be lowered until sunset on Friday, April 26, the day of Staff Sgt. Christopher Slutman’s funeral. Staff Sgt. Benjamin S. Hines’ funeral will be held Wednesday.

The Commonwealth flag, which has already been lowered to honor the victims of the Sri Lanka attacks, should remain lowered until sunset on Friday, April 26.

All Pennsylvanians are invited to participate in this tribute.