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Lowered flags to mark holiday

By The Herald Staff | 5/24/2013

Flags in Kansas are set to be lowered twice — Saturday and Monday — over the Memorial Day weekend.

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback has ordered flags flown at half-staff from sun-up until noon Monday in honor of the holiday, which celebrates the sacrifices of members of the U.S. military.

Flags in Kansas are set to be lowered twice — Saturday and Monday — over the Memorial Day weekend.

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback has ordered flags flown at half-staff from sun-up until noon Monday in honor of the holiday, which celebrates the sacrifices of members of the U.S. military.

“Thank you to all the soldiers past and present who have fought for our freedom,” the governor said. “I urge Kansans to take time this Memorial Day weekend and reflect upon the glorious freedoms our troops have bestowed upon us.”

Brownback also had ordered flags lowered to half-staff from sun-up to sun-down today in honor of Sgt. 1st Class Trenton L. Rhea, a former Oakley man who died May 14, 2013, while deployed to Kandahar Province, Afghanistan.

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