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Governor Directs Flags at Half Staff for Fallen Firefighters

September 29, 2006 - TRC

AUGUSTA – In accordance with federal Public Law 107-51, the first Sunday in October is set aside to remember fallen firefighters throughout the nation. Accordingly, Governor John E. Baldacci has directed that the United States flag and the State of Maine flag be flown at half staff from sunrise to sunset Sunday, October 1, 2006 in remembrance and honor of law firefighters who have died in the line of duty.

“Our firefighters put their lives on the line daily for the people of Maine,” said the Governor. “We thank them and their families for their sacrifices and remember those we have lost. We can never repay their service, but should strive always to honor their commitment to protecting the public.”

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