Governor Sandoval Orders Flags to Half Staff

Honors Frank W. Buckles


Mary-Sarah Kinner
Communications Director
CARSON CITY, NV - March 15, 2011

Governor Brian Sandoval today issued an executive order ordering the flags of the United States and the state of Nevada at the state Capitol and all state buildings to half staff in remembrance of Army Corporal Frank W. Buckles, the last surviving American veteran of World War I, who will be interred today.

“Corporal Buckles and the entire generation of American veterans of World War I deserve to be remembered,” Governor Sandoval said. “We can never thank them enough for their service.”

President Obama had previously ordered the flag of the United States to half staff in honor of Buckles. Flags will remain at half staff until sunset tonight, Tuesday, March 15, 2011.


Office of the Governor - 101 North Carson Street - Carson City, NV 89701 | (775) 684-5670
Grant Sawyer State Office Building . 555 East Washington, Suite 5100 . Las Vegas, NV 89101 | (702) 486-2500