Why are the flags at half-staff?

Why are the flags at half-staff?

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appalled

Oswego, IL

#1 Oct 25, 2009
The huge park district flag at Prairie Point and the flags in front of OHS are flying at half staff today (Sat.) Who died?
joe

Angola, IN

#2 Oct 25, 2009
Ludlow Bushmat.
get your mind right

Chicago, IL

#3 Oct 25, 2009
Honoring Illinois' Fallen
United States and Illinois flags at half-staff from Sunrise, Saturday, October 24, 2009 until Sunset, Monday, October 26, 2009.

The Department of Central Management Services has received notice from Governor Quinn's Office to fly the flags at State occupied buildings at half-staff on behalf of:

Sgt. Christopher M. Rudzinski
United States Army
Hometown: Rantoul, Illinois

Please lower the United States flags and the State flags at all buildings occupied by your agency's personnel from:

Sunrise, Saturday, October 24, 2009 until
Sunset, Monday, October 26, 2009
appalled

Oswego, IL

#4 Oct 25, 2009
Thank you very much. A fitting tribute.
get your mind right

Chicago, IL

#5 Oct 25, 2009
Both the school and park district follow guidelines from the State of Illinois on flag display.

Gov. Quinn has asked that for every funeral of a fallen Illinois soldier all flags be flow at half to honor those who have served.

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