Lansing, MI - Governor Gretchen Whitmer has ordered U.S. and Michigan flags within the State Capitol Complex and across all public buildings and grounds to be lowered to half-staff on Tuesday, April 11 to honor and remember Bay City native and fallen U.S Army solider Braden Robert Peltier, who passed away at the age of 23 last week. The flag lowering will coincide with the date of Peltier’s funeral.
“Braden represented the best of our state as he served our nation in uniform,” said Governor Whitmer. “A Bay City native and proud husband, dad, brother, and son, Braden leaves behind a legacy of service that we should all strive to live up to. My thoughts are with his family, friends, and fellow soldiers.”
Braden Robert Peltier was born in Bay City in 1999. Peltier loved spending time with his family and outdoors. Brandon was an outdoorsman, he spent time fishing, camping, hunting, trail riding and working out. Peltier leaves behind his wife, Pagge Peltier, and son, Caycee Peltier.
The State of Michigan recognizes the duty, honor, and service of fallen U.S Army solider Braden Robert Peltier by lowering flags to half-staff. Michigan residents, businesses, schools, local governments, and other organizations also are encouraged to display the flag at half-staff.
To lower flags to half-staff, flags should be hoisted first to the peak for an instant and then lowered to the half-staff position. The process is reversed before the flag is lowered for the day.
Flags should be returned to full staff on Wednesday, April 12.