Gov. Jay Inslee has ordered that flags at all state agency facilities be lowered to half-staff in memory of former Gov. Booth Gardner, who passed away last Friday. State flags will remain at half-staff until close of business on Saturday, March 30 or first thing Monday morning, April 1.
Gardner also served as Pierce County's first Executive and will be remembered fondly here. Executive Pat McCarthy has ordered flags in Pierce County facilities to be lowered as well.
Gov. Inslee and Executive McCarthy encourage other government entities, citizens and businesses to join this recognition.