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Governor Dayton orders flags at half-staff

April 27, 2011

In honor of Army Specialist Joseph Alan Kennedy, Governor Mark Dayton has ordered all U.S. flags and Minnesota flags to be flown at half-staff at all state and federal buildings in Minnesota from sunrise until sunset on Thursday, April 28, 2011, the day of his interment.  Kennedy, a native of Inver Grove Heights, was killed in combat in Afghanistan on April 15, 2011.  He graduated from Simley High School in 2004, and was a member of the U.S. Army Company D, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Infantry, based out of Fort Knox, Kentucky.  A proclamation outlining Kennedy’s accomplishments and ordering flags at half-staff is attached.