Governor's Flag Order in Memory and Respect of Department of Forestry Part-Time Firefighter James C. Ward

In accordance with the authority vested in me as Governor, I hereby order that the flags of the United States of America and the Commonwealth of Virginia be flown at half-staff on all state and local buildings and grounds in the Commonwealth of Virginia in memory and respect of Department of Forestry part-time Firefighter James C. Ward, who tragically lost his life in the line of duty on March 30, 2024.

I hereby order that the flags shall be lowered at sunrise on Saturday, April 6, 2024, and remain at half-staff until sunset.

Ordered on this, the 5th day of April 2024.