Gov. Gretchen Whitmer
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 11, 2021
Governor Whitmer Lowers Flags to Honor Rep. Andrea Schroeder
LANSING, Mich.-- Governor Whitmer has ordered U.S. and Michigan flags within the State Capitol Complex and within Rep. Andrea Schroeder's district to be lowered to half-staff on Tuesday, October 12, 2021 to honor the life and service of State Representative Schroeder. The flag honors coincide with her funeral.
"Our state mourns the passing of Rep. Andrea Schroeder after her courageous battle with cancer," said Governor Whitmer. "She dedicated her life to serving the people she represented. My heart goes out to her husband, three children, and all those who knew her as they grieve during this difficult time."
Rep. Andrea Schroeder was born June 2, 1964. She served the 43rd district in the Michigan House of Representatives since 2019. Prior to her service in the legislature, Rep. Schroeder served on the Independence Township Board of Trustees and on countless school and community groups.
Rep. Schroeder passed away on Friday, October 1, 2021 at the age of 57 years old.
The State of Michigan recognizes the leadership, determination and courage of Rep. Andrea Schroeder 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, October 13, 2021.