One of Washington State’s young men died in combat.
“Washington Governor Inslee has directed that all United States flags and Washington State flags be lowered to half-staff on Monday, January 13, 2014 in honor of United States Marine Sergeant Jacob M. Hess of Spokane. Sgt. Hess died on January 1, 2014 of injuries sustained supporting combat operations in Afghanistan. All individuals are encouraged to join in this tribute.”