Does Michigan’s flag need a makeover?
All Michigan students will have a flag in the classroom and the opportunity to recite the pledge each day under new legislation.
Bay City Public Schools Superintendent Doug Newcombe says most schools in his 8,400-student district already set aside time to recite the Pledge of Allegiance – and some of those buildings’ classrooms have U.S. flags on the wall.
Gov. Rick Snyder has ordered the lowering of U.S. flags in Michigan on Tuesday in honor of Army Sgt. Joseph M. Lilly, who died after being wounded in an insurgent attack in Afghanistan.
A combat engineer from Flint who died two days after being wounded in an insurgent attack in Afghanistan believed so strongly in the Army’s mission that he volunteered to serve his latest tour there, his aunt said.
Gov. Rick Snyder has ordered the lowering of U.S. flags in Michigan on Friday in honor of Air Force Tech. Sgt. Matthew S. Schwartz.
The 28-year-old from Wayne was on foot patrol in Helmand province Nov. 30 when he was hit by the blast of an improvised explosive device.
Staff Sgt. Nicholas Sprovtsoff was killed last month during combat operations in Helmand province.
Gov. Jennifer Granholm has ordered flags to be flown at half-staff statewide on the day of the funeral for a soldier from Michigan who died after being wounded in an attack in Afghanistan.
Gov. Jennifer Granholm has ordered flags to be flown at half-staff statewide for a Marine from southwestern Michigan who died while supporting combat operations in Afghanistan.