Michigan flags flown at half staff Friday to honor National Guard Sergeant

BAY CITY (WJRT) - (04/21/17) - A special honor for a mid-Michigan native.

All American flags at government buildings will be lowered to half-staff. It's in remembrance of a National Guard Sergeant who has passed away.

33-year old Brandon Cavanaugh died unexpectedly last week. Originally from Bay City, he served in the National Guard from 2004 to 2009, with 2 tours of duty in Iraq. Cavanaugh graduated from Vassar High School and Michigan State University. He is survived by his wife and two daughters.

The funeral is tomorrow, Saturday, morning at the Holy Trinity Church in Bay City. It starts at 9.

All Michigan residents, businesses, and schools are encouraged to also fly their flag at half-staff.

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