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Michigan Governor Whitmer orders flags to be lowered for fallen firefighters

Lansing, Mich. – Governor Gretchen Whitmer has ordered U.S. and Michigan flags to be lowered to half-staff on Sunday.

The order will honor firefighters on National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service Day.

“Firefighters across our great state represent the best of what it means to be a Michigander,” Whitmer said.

The Day marks the beginning of Fire Prevention Week which will run until Saturday, October 12.

This year the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service Day honors Michael J. Lubig of the Detroit Fire Deparment and Robert J. Phillips of the Memphis Fire Department who lost their lives in 2018.

“Today we remember Michael Lubig and Robert Phillips II and the selfless firefighters who lost their lives in the line of duty. We are grateful for the service of both professional and volunteer firefighters,” Whitmer said.

Flags should be returned to full-staff on Monday.

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