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Governor orders flags lowered for National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service

Craig Daily Press Staff Report

On Friday, Gov. John Hickenlooper ordered flags be lowered to half-staff on all public buildings statewide Sunday in observance of the 30th Annual National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service.

Flags should be lowered from sunrise to sunset.

The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation and the Department of Homeland Security's U.S. Fire Admin

istration will honor 72 firefighters who died in the line of duty in 2010.

Seventeen firefighters who died in previous years will also be honored.

Fire departments across the country will conduct simultaneous services, lower flags to half-staff and observe a moment of silent tribute.

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Fire Chief Bill Johnston said Craig Fire/Rescue will not be participating Sunday in the memorial by hosting or conducting special events.

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