Governor Tim Walz has ordered all United States and Minnesota flags to fly at half-staff at all state buildings in the State of Minnesota effective immediately until sunset on Friday, December 15, in honor and remembrance of Major Jeffrey T. Hoernemann, a Minnesotan killed in an aircraft crash during a training mission near Yakushima, Japan.
“Major Jeffrey T. Hoernemann was a courageous member of the United States Air Force, dedicating himself to protecting our country,” said Governor Walz. “Minnesota mourns this tragic loss and recognizes Major Jeffrey Hoernemann for his selfless service to his country. His family, friends, and loved ones are in my thoughts and prayers.”
Individuals, businesses, and other organizations are also encouraged to join in lowering their flags.