Flags lowered again

Published 5:09 pm Thursday, February 24, 2005

By Staff
LANSING - Governor Jennifer M. Granholm today ordered that United States flags throughout the state of Michigan and on Michigan waters be lowered for one day on Friday, Feb. 25, in honor of Army 1st Lieutenant Adam Malson of Rochester Hills who died Feb.19 while on active duty in Iraq. Flags should return to full staff Saturday, Feb. 26.
First Lt. Malson, 23, died from injuries sustained when an explosive device detonated while he was on patrol in Baghdad. He was assigned to the 4th Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment, Fort Drum, New York.
When flown at half-staff or half-mast, the United States flag should be hoisted first to the peak for an instant and then lowered to the half-staff or half-mast position. The flag should again be raised to the peak before it is lowered for the day.