Governor Brewer has ordered that flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff from sunrise until sunset Wednesday, December 24, 2014, in honor of United States Army Specialist Wyatt J. Martin, 22, of Mesa, Arizona. Funeral services will take place on Wednesday in Mesa, followed by interment at the Mariposa Gardens Memorial Park in Mesa. Mayor Rothschild is in agreement with the request and is ordering flags to be lowered at city buildings.
Specialist Martin died Friday, December 12, 2014, in Parwan Province, Afghanistan, in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Specialist Martin was assigned to A Company, 3rd Engineer Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.
Individuals, businesses, and other organizations are encouraged to join in this tribute.