After five years of war in Iraq, it has become strangely common - and even expected - to see flags flying at half-staff around the community.
While most of us would like to block the war out of our minds, the flags hung at half-staff should serve as a strong reminder to us of the severity of war.
In honor of the men and women from Kentucky that die in Iraq and Afghanistan, the governor's office sends out a notice to all state agencies to fly flags in front of state buildings in the position of mourning.
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