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Press Release

For Immediate Release
July 1, 2014

Communications Office

Governor Hassan Directs Flags to Half-Staff on Saturday, July 5, and Sunday, July 6, in Honor of Fallen Marine Brandon Garabrant

CONCORD – Governor Maggie Hassan today issued the following statement and directed flags to half-staff in New Hampshire on Saturday, July 5, and Sunday, July 6, in honor of fallen Marine Brandon Garabrant:

“Though there is nothing that we can do to ease the pain of Lance Corporal Brandon Garabrant's loss, we will continue to come together and do everything that we can to support his family, community and loved ones. Lance Corporal Garabrant’s unyielding dedication to protecting his fellow citizens, both as a Marine and a volunteer firefighter, is an inspiration to all Granite Staters, and I join all our people in honoring the memory of our fallen hero.”

In accordance with New Hampshire law, the Governor issued the order for flags to be flown at half-staff on the day of and the day after Lance Corporal Garabrant’s burial.