Flags lowered on Friday for Army Spc Tyler Kreinz
From a press release from the Wisconsin Department of Military Affairs:
Flags lowered to half-staff in Wisconsin Friday for Army Specialist Tyler R. Kreinz
Date: June 30, 2011
|Flags at Wisconsin National Guard armories, air bases and other facilities across the state will fly at half-staff Friday (July 1) in honor of Army Spc. Tyler R. Kreinz of Beloit, Wis., who lost his life while serving his country in Afghanistan. The Guard will render these honors in accordance with an executive order issued by Gov. Scott Walker.EXECUTIVE ORDER # 36 reads:Relating to a Proclamation that the Flag of the United States and the Flag of the State of Wisconsin be Flown at Half-Staff as a Mark of Respect for Specialist Tyler R. Kreinz of the United States Army Who Lost His Life While Serving His Country During Operation Enduring Freedom – Afghanistan
WHEREAS, on June 18, 2011, Specialist Tyler R. Kreinz, a member of the 4th Battalion, 70th Armor Regiment, 170th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Baumholder, Germany, United States Army, died while serving his country in Afghanistan; and
WHEREAS, Specialist Tyler R. Kreinz provided faithful and honorable service to the people of the State of Wisconsin and the people of the United States; and
WHEREAS, the people of Wisconsin mourn the death of Specialist Tyler R. Kreinz; and
WHEREAS, a memorial service will be held for Specialist Tyler R. Kreinz on July 1, 2011;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, SCOTT WALKER, Governor of the State of Wisconsin, by the authority vested in me by Federal and State law, do hereby order that the flag of the United States and the flag of the State of Wisconsin shall be flown at half-staff at all buildings, grounds, and military installations of the State of Wisconsin equipped with such flags beginning at sunrise on Friday, July 1, 2011, and ending at sunset on that date.
All Wisconsin state government facilities are covered by the governor’s order and a 2007 amendment to the U.S. Flag Code now requires all federal facilities in Wisconsin to comply. Other government agencies, businesses and private residences with flagpoles may also honor Spc. Tyler R. Kreinz by lowering their U.S. and Wisconsin state flags to half-staff during the daylight hours on July 1.