Governor Kemp orders flags at half-staff in honor of Georgia native Sergeant Kennedy L. Sanders.

Jamiesfeast – Governor Brian Kemp has taken action by signing an executive order that requires all flags on state buildings to be flown at half-staff on February 17. This is to pay tribute to Sergeant Kennedy L. Sanders, who tragically lost her life at the young age of 24 in a drone strike at a U.S. base in Jordan. Hailing from Waycross, Sanders is among three individuals who made the ultimate sacrifice last month.

The executive order, which was signed on February 6, states:

Sergeant Kennedy Landon Sanders, 24, of Waycross, Georgia, honorably served our country in the United States Army Reserve. Sergeant and two other soldiers were tragically killed in a drone attack at a base in Jordan on January 28, 2023.

Sergeant Sanders enlisted in the U.S. Army Reserve in 2019 as a Horizontal Construction Engineer.

It is fitting and proper to recognize the sacrifices made by Sergeant Sanders by lowering the flags on all State buildings and grounds to half-staff.

Now, therefore, in honor and as a mark of respect for the memory of Sergeant Kennedy Landon Sanders, pursuant to the authority vested in me as governor of the state of Georgia, it is hereby that the flag of the United States and the flag of the state of Georgia be flown at half-staff on all state buildings and grounds on Saturday, February 17, 2024, the day of Sergeant Sanders’ interment.

This week, officials from the City of Waycross have shared the details of the upcoming events to honor Sergeant Sanders. The viewing will be held on February 16 at the city’s auditorium. The following day, a homecoming service is scheduled at the Ware County Middle School auditorium, which will be followed by the funeral at Oakland Cemetery. After the burial, a repast will be held at the city’s auditorium.

Mayor Michael-Angelo James of Waycross City also mentioned that Fluker Funeral Home is accepting flowers, well-wishes, and presentations from all parties.

To view the obituary of Sergeant Kennedy Landon Sander, please visit

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