Half Staff Alert | Texas | April 22, 2022 - TBD

Half Staff Alert | Texas | April 22, 2022 - TBD

 In honor of Texas National Guard Specialist Bishop Evans

 

Texas National Guard Specialist Bishop Evans, a field artilleryman assigned to A Battery, 4-133 Field Artillery Regiment, from Arlington, Texas, died while serving in the line of duty during Operation Lone Star. Texas is proud of this brave young man who gave the last full measure of devotion to his state and country. It is appropriate that flags be flown at half-staff in his honor.
Therefore, pursuant to Sections 3100.065 and 443.024(e) of the Texas Government Code and Title 4 of the U.S. Code (4 U.S.C. § 1 et seq), flags of the State of Texas and the United States of America shall be flown at half-staff on Monday, April 25, 2022, on the Capitol Building in honor of the life and military service of Texas National Guard Specialist Bishop E. Evans. Flags on the Capitol should return to full-staff at sunset on Tuesday, April 26.
Pursuant to the direction of the county judge in Tarrant County, State of Texas and U.S. flags may be displayed at half-staff in that county and in any adjacent or surrounding counties through the date of burial or final interment. Individuals, businesses, municipalities, and other political subdivisions and entities are encouraged to fly their flags at half-staff for the same length of time.
The First Lady and I extend our prayers of comfort to Specialist Evans’ family in their time of grief. I urge all Texans to appropriately remember the sacrifice he made for Texas and the United States.
-Governor Abbott
More information and the official proclamation are available by clicking here: Proclamation
Texas

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