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City Lowers Flags in Honor of Fallen Fort Bragg Soldiers

Post Date:01/14/2020 10:00 AM

(Fayetteville, N.C.) – Flags in front of Fayetteville City Hall and Fayetteville-Cumberland Parks and Recreation facilities are being lowered to half-staff in honor of the two members of the 82nd Airborne Division killed by an improvised explosive device Saturday in Kandahar, Afghanistan.

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper ordered all U.S. and North Carolina state flags at state buildings to be lowered to half-staff on Monday.

"This is a stark reminder of the dangers our service members still face on the front lines of freedom. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends of Sgt. Ian Paul McLaughlin and Pfc. Miguel Angel Villalon," Mayor Colvin shared. "We will join the Governor's order and lower flags at City buildings to show our support.”

Flags will remain at half-staff through sunset on Jan. 19.

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