Ed Day, Rockland County Executive
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 17, 2015
Contact: Scott Salotto (845) 638-5645
COUNTY EXECUTIVE DAY ORDERS FLAGS AT HALF-STAFF IN HONOR OF SLAIN U.S. MARINES, NAVY SAILOR IN TENNESSEE
NEW CITY, NY -- Rockland County Executive Ed Day today ordered county flags to be lowered to half-staff beginning Monday morning, July 20, in honor of the four U.S. Marines and the Navy officer killed last week in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Flags located at all Rockland County facilities will remain lowered until each of the slain service members are interred. Said County Executive Day, "The senseless violence that occurred in Tennessee is only made worse by the fact that the brave individuals whose lives were taken answered the call to serve and protect our nation. Our thoughts and prayers are with the wounded and our hearts are with the families left behind by the tragic loss of five American patriots." Day is also urging towns and villages within the county to display their flags at half-staff to honor the service and sacrifice made by the U.S. Marines.