Flags to be lowered Aug. 30 in memory of firefighters

Western Today staff

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, in memory of Tom Zbyszewski, 20; Richard Wheeler, 31; and Andrew Zajac, 26, has directed that Washington state and U.S. flags at all state agency facilities be lowered to half-staff in their memory on Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015.  These three firefighters were killed when their truck crashed as they tried to escape the Okanogan Complex of wildfires.

The Governor’s Office has no objection to agencies lowering the flags at the close of business on Friday, Aug. 28. Flags should remain at half-staff until close of business or sunset on Aug. 30 or first thing Monday morning, Aug. 31.

Other government entities, citizens and businesses are encouraged to join this recognition.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 30, at the Toyota Center in Wenatchee.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015 - 3:55pm