City flags to be lowered to half-staff in honor of fallen firefighters
SPOKANE, Wash. — State and U.S. flags across the City of Spokane will be flown at half-staff on Sunday, August 30th in memory of the three firefighters who lost their lives near Twisp.
Spokane Mayor David Condon has directed that flags at all City facilities be lowered to half-staff on August 20 as part of the statewide memory of the three U.S. Forest Service firefighters who lost their lives battling the Twisp River Fire.
“Spokane joins communities around that state in showing our respect and gratitude for the firefighters who died protecting people and property in the Methow River Valley,” Condon said. “We are extremely thankful for the men and women who continue to put themselves in harm’s way to protect all of us, even as three of their colleagues made the ultimate sacrifice.”
The City encourages other government entities, businesses and citizens to join in this recognition.