Flag Notification - Rep. Robert Fortuites

Flags to be Lowered to Half Staff

Per order of 

Governor Philip B. Scott


Where the flag will be lowered:                               State facilities around the State


Which flag will be lowered:                                      Vermont Flags


Date the flag is to be lowered (at sunrise)             Wednesday, April 17, 2019


Date flag is to return to full staff (at sunset):        Wednesday, April 17, 2019


Name of person being honored: 

As a sign of respect for Representative Robert J. Forguites from Windsor County who passed away on Tuesday, April 9, 2019.  Representative Forguites had served in the Vermont Legislature since 2015.  Services are scheduled in Springfield on Wednesday, April 17th.



“I am sad to learn of the sudden passing of Rep. Robert Forguites. I join with Bob’s fellow legislators and constituents in mourning this loss. Bob will be remembered for his dedication to the people of Springfield—for both his many years in local government and for his time in the Vermont House of Representatives—as well as his service for all Americans during his tenure in the U.S. Army. In the State House, Bob always put his constituents first and was known for his independent voice. His years of service are greatly appreciated, and my thoughts are with his family, friends and colleagues during this difficult time.”

 Notice sent by:  Office of the Commissioner of Department of Buildings & General Services

Please Note:  Flags have been previously lowered to half-staff through sunset on April 17, 2019; no additional movement of the flags is required.