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HAMPTON BAYS PUBLIC SCHOOLS FLAGS TO HALF-STAFF

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today directed that flags on state government buildings be flown at half-staff on Thursday, March 16, in honor of New York State Police Trooper Brian S. Falb.

Trooper Falb died Monday, March 13, from an illness stemming from his assignment at the World Trade Center site following the attacks of September 11, 2001.

"Trooper Falb served the people of New York with the valor and dedication that embodies the very best of the New York State Police," Governor Cuomo said. "On behalf of all New Yorkers, I extend my deepest condolences to Trooper Falb’s family, friends, fellow troopers and members of the greater law enforcement community. We will lower flags on state government buildings Thursday in honor of Trooper Falb’s memory and service."

Trooper Falb lived in Clinton County and is survived by his wife and four children. Trooper Falb was an 18-year veteran of the New York State Police, and served his entire career in Troop B in Ray Brook. His latest assignment was with the Traffic Incident Management team

 FLAGS WERE PREVIOUSLY FLOWN AT HALF-STAFF IN HONOR OF:

On December 7th in honor of Pearl Harbor Day

On November 11, 2016 in honor of Veterans Day 

On November 7, 2016 in honor of Capt. Byers who died in Afghanistan.

On Wednesday, October 26, 2016 in honor of New York State Police Trooper Pratt

 On Sunday, September 11 in remembrance of the nearly 3,000 men, women and children who lost their lives in the 2001 terrorist attacks

Monday, July 18, 2016 through Tuesday, July 19, 2016
to honor the victims of the attack perpetrated on July 14 in Nice, France.

Monday, June 13, 2016 - Thursday, June 16, 2016
s a mark of respect for the victims of the act of terror in Orlando, Florida

Monday, May 30, 2016
in remembrance of Memorial Day

March 8-11, 2016
In honor of former First Lady Nancy Reagan.  

February 16-20, 2016 
In honor of the passing of Antonin Scalia, Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court.

January 27, 2016 - January 31, 2016
In honor of the passing of Phil Reed, long-time coach in the Hampton Bays Athletic Program.

January 8, 2016
in honor of the passing of Chief Judge Judith Kaye. 

December 23, 2015
in honor of a New York Air National Guard member Sgt. Joseph Lemm,  who died in Afghanistan on Monday, Dec. 21, 2015

December 7, 2015
in remembrance of Pearl Harbor Day
.

Tuesday, November 24
in honor of a Fort Drum Soldier, Pvt. Christopher Castaneda, who died in Iraq on Thursday, November 19.

November 13, 2015 - November 19, 2015
in memory of NYC Police Officer Randolph Holder who was killed in the line of duty.

September 29, 2015 - September 30, 2015
in memory of Marie Mulcahy, a former Board of Education member who passed away.

September 25, 2015
in memory of Kyle Gilbert, a Fort Drum Specialist who died in the line of duty while serving in Afghanistan.

September 11, 2015
in remembrance of the nearly 3,000 men, women, and children who lost their lives in the 2001 terrorist attacks.

July 22, 2015 - July 25, 2015
in honor of the victims of last week's shooting at the Navy Operational Center in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

July 2, 2015 - July 7, 2015
in memory of Doug Oakland, a past Board of Education member who passed away.

May 15, 2015
in remembrance of Memorial Day

March 16, 2015
in honor of NYS Police Trooper Donald R. Fredenburg, who was killed in the line of duty.

February 12, 2015 - February 14, 2015
in honor of the "Line of Duty Death" of Ralph Oswald, Sr., Emergency Medical Technician with the Hampton Bays Volunteer Ambulance Corps.

January 2, 2015
in honor of the passing of former NYS Governor Mario Cuomo on January 1, 2015.  

Monday, Dec. 22, 2014
in honor of a Sgt. Ramon S. Morris who died in Afghanistan on Friday, Dec. 12.

 Monday, Dec. 15, 2014
in honor of U.S. Army Private First Class Anthony LaRossa

Friday, December 6, 2014
Remembrance of Pearl Harbor Day, December 7th
 
Monday, December 1, 2014
in honor of Command Sgt. Major Wardell Benjamin Turner

Friday, September 19, 2014
in honor of National POW/MIA Recognition Day

Monday, September 15, 2014
in honor of U.S. Army PFC Bernard Gavrin, 29, was last heard from in
1944 when he was reported missing in action during the battle for Saipan

Thursday, September 11, 2014
in honor of the September 11, 2014 victims

Friday, September 5, 2014
in honor of the death of Rochester Police Officer Daryl Pierson.

Thursday August 7, 2014
in honor of U.S. Army Major General Harold J. Greene, who died in Afghanistan.

Thursday, June 12, 2014
in honor if a Fort Drum soldier, Specialist Terry J. Hurne who
died in Afghanistan on June 9.

Friday, June 6, 2014
in honor and remembrance of the 70th Anniversary of D-Day

Tuesday, June 3, 2014
in honor of NYS Police Trooper Christopher G. Skinner

Monday, May 26, 2014
in honor of Memorial Day

Thursday, May 15, 2014
in honor of Peace Officer Memorial Day

Monday, May 5, 2014
in honor of Army Private 1st Class Christian J. Chandler,  
who died in Afghanistan on April 28, 2014

Thursday, May 1, 2014,
in honor of Sgt. Shawn M. Farrell II, who died in Afghanistan on April 28.

Thursday, April 24, 2014
in honor of a Fort Drum soldier Specialist Kerry Danyluk
who died as a result of injuries suffered in Afghanistan on April 12.

 Friday, February 14, 2014
in honor of Army Private 1st Class Joshua A. Gray who died in
Afghanistan on Monday, February 10.

 Thursday, January 16, 2014,
in recognition of Richard M. Pedro

Thursday, December 19, 2013
in honor of New York State Police Trooper David W. Cunniff
who died as a result of traffic injuries on the New York Thruway.

Friday, December 6, 2013
 in honor of the passing of South African President Nelson Mandela.

 October 29, 2013
in remembrance of the 61 men and women who lost their
lives to Superstorm Sandy in New York.

October 23, 2013
 in honor of the 30th Anniversary of the bombing of
the military barracks in Beirut, Lebanon.

September 20, 2013
in honor of those killed in the Washington, D.C. Navy Yard Shootings

September 11, 2013
in honor of September 11th Remembrance Day

September 10, 2013
in honor of NY Air National Guard Staff Sgt. Todd Lobraico, Jr. 
who died in Afghanistan on September 5.
 
September 4, 2013
in honor of Army Staff Sgt. Michael Ollis
who died in Afghanistan on August 28.

August 6, 2013
in honor of a World War II soldier from Frankfort.

  July 26, 2013
 in honor of Army Specialist Anthony R. Maddox
 who died in Landstuhl, Germany on July 22nd .

 July 8, 2013
 in honor of Army Sgt. Justin R. Rogers
who died in Afghanistan on June 28, 2013.

June 27, 2013
in honor of Specialist Javier Sanchez, Jr.
who died in Sar Rowzah, Afghanistan  on June 23.

June 14, 2013
In honor of three New Yorkers who died in Zarghun Shahr, Afghanistan on June 8.
Killed were Lt. Col. Todd J. Clark, Major Jaimie Leonard, and civilian law enforcement training contractor Joseph Morabito

June 5, 2013
in honor of Private 1st Class Mariano M. Raymundo
who died in Sharan, Afghanistan on June 1, 2013

May 27, 2013
Rememberance of Memorial Day

May 15, 2013
In honor of Peace Officer Memorial Day

May 10, 2013
in honor of a Meridian soldier
who died in Maiwand, Afghanistan on May 4, 2013.

May 10, 2013
in honor of U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Francis G. Phillips IV, from Meridian, NY
who died during combat operations in Maiwand, Afghanistan
 on May 4, 2013.

May 9, 2013
 in honor of Marine Staff Sgt. Eric D. Christian, who died in
Farah Province, Afghanistan on May 4, 2013 during combat operations.

April 30, 2013
In honor of two Fort Drum soldiers
who died in Pul-E- Alam, Afghanistan on April 23.
Captain Aaron Blanchard, of Selah, WA and 1st Lt. Robert J. Hess, of Fairfax, VA

April 17, 2013
 In honor of the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing in Boston, MA.

April 16, 2013 through May 16, 2013
In honor of Carol Porter, a Hampton Bays Cafeteria Staff Member who died on
April 16, 2013.  The Elementary School flag will fly at half-mast.

December 21, 2012
In honor of Sgt. 1st Class Soldier Kevin E. Lipari, who died
December 14 in Logar Province, Afghanistan 

December 20, 2012
In honor of a Rochester soldier who died December 13
 of wounds suffered in Afghanistan on December 9.

 December 14, 2012 - December 18, 2012
In deference to the tragic school shooting at
Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT.

December 10, 2012
In honor of Lance Cpl. Anthony J. Denier, who died in the
Helmand Province, Afghanistan, on December 2, 2012.

December 7, 2012
In remembrance of Pearl Harbor Day, December 7th, 1941.

November 7, 2012
In honor of Specialist Brett E. Gornewicz, Specialist Ryan P. Jayne, and Staff Sgt. Dain T. Venne, all New Yorkers who died of wounds sustained while serving in the United States Army Reserve in the Paktiya Province, Afghanistan on November 3, 2012.

November 6, 2012
In honor of Cpl. Alex F. Domion, a New Yorker Marine who died in
the Helmand Province, Afghanistan on October 31, 2012.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012
In honor of Sgt. 1st Class Daniel T. Metcalfe, a New Yorker who died in
service to his country in Sayyid Abad, Afghanistan on September 29, 2012.

Monday, September 10 through Friday, September 14, 2012
In honor of George Raynor, a Hampton Bays custodian, who died on September 8, 2012.

Friday, September 7, 2012
In honor of Spec. Kyle R. Rookey, who died in Jalalabad, Afghanistan on September 2, 2012.

Thursday, August 16, 2012
In honor of Lance Cpl. Gregory T. Buckley who died in the
Helmand Province, Afghanistan on August 10, 2012.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012
In honor of Maj. Thomas E. Kennedy, who died in Sarkowi, Afghanistan on August 8, 2012.

Thursday, August 2, 2012
In honor of Pvt. 1st Class Theodore M. Glende,
who died in Logar Province, Afghanistan on July 27, 2012.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012
In honor of Sgt. Jose J. Reyes and Sgt. Daniel A. Rodriguez who
died in the Ghazni City, Afghanistan on July 18, 2012.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012
In honor of Maj. Paul C. Voelke, who died in Mazar E. Sharif, Afghanistan on June 22, 2012.

Monday, June 4, 2012 through Friday, June 8, 2012
In honor of Heather Fitzgerald, a Middle School Staff Member, who died on June 2, 2012.