Governor Ducey has ordered that flags at all state buildings be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 to honor Private First Class Antonio Garcia of Peoria, Arizona who died on Sunday, October 20, 2019 during a training exercise in Fort Stewart, Georgia. Flags will also be lowered on day of interment, which has not yet been set.
“Arizona mourns the tragic loss of Private First Class Antonio Garcia,” said Governor Ducey. “Pfc. Garcia had taken an oath to defend our nation. He served honorably, and will be remembered for his commitment to duty and willingness to serve. My sincerest condolences go out to his family and loved ones during this difficult time. In honor of Pfc. Garcia’s life and service, I’ve ordered flags at all state buildings be lowered to half-staff.”
Individuals, businesses, and other organizations are encouraged to join in this tribute.