Flags to be lowered Saturday in memory of Elson Floyd, WSU president

Western Today staff

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has announced that, in memory of Elson Floyd, president of Washington State University, all Washington state and U.S. flags at all state agency facilities be lowered to half-staff in his memory on Saturday, June 27, 2015. Elson Floyd, 59, died on June 20 after suffering from complications due to colon cancer.

The Governor’s Office has no objection to agencies lowering the flags at the close of business on Friday, June 26. Flags should remain at half-staff until close of business or sunset on Saturday, June 27, or first thing Monday morning, June 29.

Funeral services will be held at noon on Saturday, June 27, in Henderson, N.C. This is the family service, but open to the public. There will also be a WSU campus celebration of life on Aug. 26.

Friday, June 26, 2015 - 6:37am