Des Moines, Iowa — Iowa Governor Terry Branstad is ordering all flags in the state to be flown at half-staff from 8 AM to 5 PM this Thursday, November 15, to honor 19-year-old Private First Class Brandon Buttry of Shenandoah, who died November 5th while serving in Afghanistan with the U.S. Army.
The governor’s directive applies to all U.S. and state flags under the control of the state. Law requires federal government agencies in the state to comply with the governor’s executive order that the U.S. flag be flown at half-staff in the event of the death of a member of the Armed Forces.
Flags will be at half-staff on the state Capitol building and on flag displays in the Capitol complex, and on all public buildings, grounds, and facilities throughout the state. Individuals, businesses, schools, municipalities, counties and other government subdivisions are encouraged to fly the flag at half-staff for the same length of time as a sign of respect.