Flags to fly half-staff in honor of Sergeant First Class James Thode

Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert has authorized all state agencies to lower the Flag of the United States of America and the Flag of the State of Utah on Wednesday, December 15, 2010, in honor of Sergeant First Class James Thode.

Sergeant First Class Thode., a member of the Utah National Guard, died on December 2 while serving in Afghanistan with the 118th Sapper Company. The flags shall be flown at half-staff on all state facilities from sunrise to sunset.