April 12, 2019


United States and Commonwealth flags to fly at half-staff.


Governor Tom Wolf has ordered the United States and Commonwealth flags on all Commonwealth facilities, public buildings and grounds in Pennsylvania to fly at half-staff until sunset on Sunday, April 14, to honor three U.S. Marines who died in the line of duty.

Maj. Matthew M. Wiegand, a Horsham native, died March 30 in a helicopter crash at Yuma Air Station, Arizona, during a training mission.

Sgt. Benjamin S. Hines, of York, and Staff Sgt. Christopher Slutman, a New York City firefighter who was deployed out of Harrisburg, were killed Monday by a roadside bomb while serving in Afghanistan.

All Pennsylvanians are invited to participate in this tribute.