NORTH CAROLINA (WAVY) — Governor Roy Cooper has ordered all North Carolina flags at state facilities to remain at half-staff in honor of Camp Lejeune PFC Ethan M. Moores.
The flags were originally lowered in honor of George Floyd, a native North Carolinian killed while in police custody in Minneapolis, Minnesota. As the state continues to honor the life of Floyd, the flags will remain lowered until sunset on Sunday, June 7 to honor Moores.
Moores passed away on Wednesday, May 27, in Jacksonville, North Carolina. He was stationed at Marine Corps Camp Lejeune and was born in Machias, Maine.
Services for PFC Moores were held in Lubec, Maine, where he received full military honors.
As a show of respect, individuals, businesses, schools, municipalities, counties, and other government subdivisions are encouraged to fly the flag at half-staff for the duration of time indicated.
- Norfolk City Council to hear pro-gun group’s proposal to prohibit local gun law changes
- VisitNorfolk receives $10,000 from Virginia Tourism program to promote small businesses
- Newport News to host One City Marathon virtually in 2021
- Virginia DMV offers eligible commercial drivers a chance to renew licenses online
- Sheriff: Florida rapper made music, then killed 2 men in recording studio