TO ALL TO WHOM THESE PRESENTS COME - GREETINGS:
WHEREAS: Army Sergeant Jason M. Swindle of Cabot, Arkansas, born in Little Rock on December 3, 1987, was a dedicated and courageous soldier, who was deeply loved by his family and many friends, and died on September 20, 2012, after being injured by enemy fire while serving his country in Panjwa’l, Afghanistan; and
WHEREAS: Jason was the beloved son of Jerry and Joyce Swindle of Keller, Texas; the devoted husband of Chelsey Amand...a Swindle of Beebe, Arkansas; the proud father of Paxton Michael Swindle and another son on the way who is expected to be named Jason Hunter Daniel Swindle; the loving brother of Joey Swindle, Sam Swindle, Matt Swindle, John Swindle, and Jordan Swindle; as well as a cherished member of his extended family and a loyal friend to scores of people from across the world; and
WHEREAS: Coming from a military family, Jason joined the Army in 2005, and left Arkansas after graduating in 2006 from Cabot High School, where he was known for his outgoing nature and his friendly smile. Sergeant Swindle was currently deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and serving his third tour of duty overseas; and
WHEREAS: Sergeant Swindle sacrificed his life near Kandahar Province, Afghanistan, as a member of the Army, assigned to the B Company, 1st Battalion, 64th Armor Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division, out of Fort Stewart, Georgia, and was posthumously awarded the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart; and
WHEREAS: All Arkansans and United States citizens owe Jason a lasting debt of gratitude for his bravery and his heroism and should pay tribute to his faithful service; and
WHEREAS: Citizens of this State and Nation extend deepest sympathy to the family and loved ones of Sergeant Jason Swindle;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, MIKE BEEBE, Governor of the State of Arkansas, by virtue of the authority vested in me by law, in tribute to the memory of Jason M. Swindle, and as an expression of public sorrow, do hereby direct that the United States flag and the state flag of Arkansas be flown at half-staff on Saturday, September 29, 2012.
IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Arkansas to be affixed this 26th day of September, in the year of our Lord 2012.
BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
As a mark of respect for the memory of John Christopher Stevens, United States Ambassador to Libya, and American personnel killed in the senseless attack on our diplomatic facility in Benghazi, by the authority vested in me as President of the United States by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, I hereby order that the flag of the United States shall be flown at half-staff at the White ...House and upon all public buildings and grounds, at all military posts and naval stations, and on all naval vessels of the Federal Government in the District of Columbia and throughout the United States and its Territories and possessions until sunset, September 16, 2012. I also direct that the flag shall be flown at half-staff for the same length of time at all United States embassies, legations, consular offices, and other facilities abroad, including all military facilities and naval vessels and stations.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twelfth day of September, in the year of our Lord two thousand twelve, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-seventh.
The Carroll County Assessor's Office will be closed from 8:30 to Noon on Tuesday, September 11 for technology upgrades. They will be back in the afternoon, better and faster!