Flags to be lowered next week to honor Capt. Theodore VanKirk

Governor Tom Corbett orders all United States and Pennsylvania flags at the Capitol Complex and at Commonwealth facilities in Northumberland County to be flown at half-staff on Tuesday, August 5, in honor of Captain Theodore “Dutch” VanKirk.

VanKirk, 93, of Northumberland, was the navigator of the U.S. B-29 Super-fortress, Enola Gay, during World War II.

Flags shall remain at half-staff until sundown Tuesday, the day of VanKirk’s interment.

All Pennsylvanians are invited to participate in this tribute.