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Governor Lowers Flags for September 11 Commemoration
State Flags to Remain at Half Staff Through Monday In Memory
of Territorial Legislator Charles Herbert


September 11, 2003
Thursday - 1:00 pm

Juneau - Governor Frank Murkowski has ordered that Alaska State flags be lowered to half staff on Thursday in commemoration of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks that claimed nearly 3,000 lives at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and in Pennsylvania. The Governor will participate in a commemoration ceremony at the site of the Veterans Memorial Flagpole on the Delaney Park Strip in Anchorage, beginning at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, September 11.

The Governor has also directed that, following the commemoration on Thursday, state flags remain at half staff from Friday through Monday in memory of Charles F. Herbert, who represented the 4th Judicial District in the 15th Alaska Territorial Legislature in 1941-42. Herbert passed away at age 93 on September 3 in Hawaii. A service will be held for him in Hawaii on Saturday, September 13.

Herbert was born February 17, 1910, in Cincinnati, Ohio. He earned a bachelor's degree in mining from the University of Alaska in Fairbanks in 1934, and worked as a miner in Interior Alaska from 1928-37. He was supervising engineer for the division of mining of the Reconstruction Finance Corporation from 1937-40, and after serving in the Legislature, was in the U.S. Navy from 1942-46. From 1946-61 he worked as a miner and consultant in Anchorage and Fairbanks, served as deputy commissioner of the Department of Natural Resources, 1963-67, and as commissioner of DNR, 1970-74.



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