Campus Flags at Half Staff Today



From the office of Interim Vice President of Administration, Tim Foutch: 

By Executive Order from Governor Brad Henry, all American and Oklahoma flags on State property will fly at half-staff from 8:00 a.m. Friday, January 25, 2008, until 5:00 p.m. on Monday, January 28, 2008, to honor Navy Aviation Warfare Systems Operator Second Class David Davison, an Oklahoma resident, who died on Wednesday, January 16, 2008, at the age of 22. 

Posted by Linda Summers


4 responses to “Campus Flags at Half Staff Today

  1. I have nothing against David Davison being honored, but why does he get this distinction while others who give their life in the service of our country do not? I think Oklahoma citizens would like to know what sets Spec. Davison apart from all those Oklahoma boys who have died in Iraq in recent years. Flags have not been lowered in recognition of them. Gov. Henry should explain this action.

  2. You make an excellent point, Terri. I, too, believe each and every person who gives his or her life in service to this country deserves such an honor.

  3. I think honoring our fallen military members is a good thing and the display of community cohesion is important. Up until January of 2007, only the President of the US was authorized to order the National Flag to be flown at half-staff. Public Law 110-41 “authorizes the Governor of a State, territory, or possession of the United States to order that the National flag be flown at half-staff in that State, territory, or possession in the event of the death of a member of the Armed Forces from that State, territory, or possession who dies while serving on active duty.”

    Up until this law was passed, the Gov did not have this power.

  4. David was a very good friend of mine in highschool. And I was so very happy to see that the flags of a fallen brother were taken to half mass.

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