Skip to comments.Flags at Half-Staff for Final WWI Vet Burial
Posted on 03/15/2011 6:18:37 PM PDT by smokingfrog
The last surviving World War I veteran was laid to rest on Tuesday and as a result Governor Jack Dalrymple ordered all government buildings to lower their flags to half-staff in honor of Frank Buckles. Buckles died in February at the age of 110; he was laid to rest Tuesday at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia. Mr. Buckles` generation was the first to lift America to its permanent role as a leader on the international stage. He enlisted in the Army at 16 after lying about his age.
I missed the result — I guess his family never received permission for him to lie in state at the Capitol?
I was so sad today when I saw our flag at half mast once again so soon.
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