Gov. Evers Orders Flags to Half-Staff in Honor of Maj. Gen. James G. Blaney
MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers signed Executive Order #118 ordering the flags of the United States and the state of Wisconsin to be flown at half-staff on Fri., June 4, 2021 in honor of Maj. Gen. James G. Blaney who passed away on October 18, 2020 at the age of 82.
Maj. Gen. Blaney joined the Wisconsin National Guard in 1960, mobilized to federal service in 1961 with the 32nd Infantry Division during the Berlin Crisis, and served as the Adjutant General of the State of Wisconsin from 1997 to 2002. During his time as Adjutant General, Maj. Gen. Blaney oversaw the federal and state missions of the Wisconsin Air and Army National Guards.
“Maj. Gen. Blaney led a distinguished life of service and dedication to Wisconsin and the United States of America,” said Gov. Evers. “While he will be missed by many, his years of devotion will be remembered for generations to come.”
On Fri., June 4, 2021, funeral services will be held in the Village of Kendall. Executive Order #118 is in effect from sunrise to sunset on Fri., June 4, 2021, and is available here.