Flags to be lowered Friday in memory of Tom Foley
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has directed that Washington state and United States flags at all state agency facilities be lowered to half-staff on Friday, Nov. 1, in memory of U.S. House Speaker Tom Foley, who passed away on Oct. 18 from complications related to a stroke.
Flags should remain at half-staff until close of business on Friday or first thing Monday morning, Nov. 4.
Other government entities, citizens and businesses are encouraged to join this recognition.
A public memorial service in honor of Foley’s life and service to the citizens of the United States and the state of Washington will be held on Nov. 1 at St. Aloysius Church in Spokane (near the Gonzaga University campus).