November 29, 2023 - Half-Staff Alert - Kentucky

Posted by Half-Staff Alerts Staff on Nov 29, 2023

November 29, 2023 - Half-Staff Alert - Kentucky

Gov. Andy Beshear has ordered flags at all state buildings to be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset Wednesday, Nov. 29, in honor of a Kentucky soldier who died in World War II, but whose remains were only identified this summer.

U.S. Army Pfc. Henry C. Wade of Decatur, Kentucky, was a member of Company K, 3rd Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division. He was killed in a battle with German forces near the Belgian-German border in November 1944.

A graveside service with full military honors will take place at Mill Springs National Cemetery in Nancy, Kentucky, at 12:30 p.m. EST Wednesday.

Flags across the commonwealth are already at half-staff in honor of former First Lady Rosalynn Carter. Gov. Beshear encourages all individuals, businesses, organizations and government agencies to join in this tribute of lowering the flag to honor Pfc.