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EnergySaver
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 30, 2010 7:07 am Reply with quote Back to top

I noticed flags at half staff yesterday. I've googled about it, but no luck. Why are they at half staff? (I'm a little out of the loop as far as watching news lately, as my dad's funeral was yesterday.)

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Mister Greenthumb
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 30, 2010 7:12 am Reply with quote Back to top

A soldier from Wisconsin was killed in Iraq and his funeral was yesterday.
 
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TyeDyeSkyGuy
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 30, 2010 7:47 am Reply with quote Back to top

That soldier was Robert Michael Rieckhoff. He is my nephew. We burried him yeasterday with honors at Sunset Ridge in Kenosha. Bubba was a hero that died for his country, and all of us. He will be sorely missed. RIP

I'm very sorry for your loss as well ES
 
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sandlanders
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 30, 2010 8:28 am Reply with quote Back to top

Our condolences to both of you.

We are waiting for a nephew to return from his second tour of Iraq in April. Can't say enough about those who serve, and for those who make the ultimate sacrifice, words aren't enough.
 
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koolma_k
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 30, 2010 10:40 am Reply with quote Back to top

TyeDyeSkyGuy wrote:
That soldier was Robert Michael Rieckhoff. He is my nephew. We burried him yeasterday with honors at Sunset Ridge in Kenosha. Bubba was a hero that died for his country, and all of us. He will be sorely missed. RIP

I'm very sorry for your loss as well ES


Our condolences are with you, your family, and all his friends!!

One of my favorite quotes "If you don't want to stand behind our troops, feel free to stand in front of them" Smile
 
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amita17
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 30, 2010 2:45 pm Reply with quote Back to top

My sympathies to both families...

On a parallel, is there a website that we can look this information up, on when flags are at half staff, who it is in honor of? I knew who it was for this time, but many times I don't and have wondered where I could find out.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 30, 2010 4:12 pm Reply with quote Back to top

My condolences to both families. As Sandlanders said words can't convey the debt of gratitude we owe to those serving their country.

Amita I think at work they use the State of Wisconsin website. The first link will send you an email when flags are to be flown at half staff. I don't know if the email provides the reason why the flags should be lowered. The second link is to the governor's office where executive orders are posted. Executive order 311 was for Specialist Robert Rieckhoff.

http://www.wisgov.state.wi.us/section.asp?linkid=1592&locid=19

http://www.wisgov.state.wi.us[/url]
 
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geolivestrong
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 30, 2010 4:24 pm Reply with quote Back to top

My condolences to both families as well. We must always and forever keep the sacrifices that men and women make for us everyday at the forefront of all that we do.
 
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Trekkin and Birdin
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 30, 2010 5:40 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Please accept our condolences to both families on your loss. TyeDyeSky, especially allow us to thank your nephew for his service to our country.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 30, 2010 7:00 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Jstajlr wrote:
Amita I think at work they use the State of Wisconsin website. The first link will send you an email when flags are to be flown at half staff. I don't know if the email provides the reason why the flags should be lowered. The second link is to the governor's office where executive orders are posted. Executive order 311 was for Specialist Robert Rieckhoff.

http://www.wisgov.state.wi.us/section.asp?linkid=1592&locid=19

http://www.wisgov.state.wi.us[/url]


Thanks for the information. Now I know where to look!

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TyeDyeSkyGuy
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 31, 2010 2:06 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Thank you all for your kind words. I've been passing them along to the whole family.
 
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