Governor Inslee hereby directs that Washington State and United States flags at all state agency facilities be lowered to half-staff on Friday, November 1, 2013, in memory of U.S. House Speaker Tom Foley who passed away on October 18 from complications related to a stroke.
Flags should remain at half-staff until close of business on Friday, November 1 or first thing Monday morning, November 4.
Other government entities, citizens and businesses are encouraged to join this recognition.
Please call (360) 816-2216 if you have any questions about this flag lowering.
A public memorial service in honor of Speaker Foley’s life and service to the citizens of the United States and the state of Washington will be held on Friday, November 1, 2013, at St. Aloysius Church in Spokane, Washington (near the Gonzaga University campus).