May 12, 2011 | WMU News
Day, age 26, died while conducting combat operations in Afghanistan's Badghis province. He was assigned to the 2nd Marine Special Operations Battalion, Marine Special Operations Regiment, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command at Camp Lejeune, N.C. Before being deployed to Afghanistan, Day previously had served two tours of duty in Iraq.
Visitation is today from 2 to 7 p.m. at Nelson Funeral Home in Gaylord. The funeral is at 11 a.m. Friday at the Gaylord Evangelical-Free Church.
Former Michigan Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm issued a proclamation in December 2003, requiring U.S. flags to be lowered to half-staff throughout the state of Michigan and on Michigan waters to honor Michigan servicemen and servicewomen killed in the line of duty.
Michigan was among the first states to honor its fallen sons and daughters by lowering flags.