The Georgia Southern University flag, the State of Georgia flag and the United States of America flag at Sweetheart Circle will fly at half-staff on Monday and Tuesday in honor of the lives of Jack “Deacon” Harris and Garrett Harris.
“We will fly the flag at half-staff in their honor on Sweetheart Circle,”President Jaimie Hebert said. “We present that Georgia Southern flag that is flown half-staff to the family as a reminder of how important their family members are to us.”
Hebert said the flags will be flown at half-staff on two separate days so the university can present a flag to the family in honor of each of the students.
He said that immediately after the crash the university sent a letter to the family offering their condolences for the loss of Deacon and Garrett.
“I have one daughter in Macon, she attends law school in Mercer, and I have one daughter who attends the University of Texas, Austin and anytime I know my daughter in Austin is on I-35 or anytime my daughter in Macon is on I-75, I say an extra prayer at night,” Hebert said. “The interstates are scary places for parents all across the country.”
A memorial service was held for the two brothers on Saturday, Dec. 2 at Cauble Park in Ackworth, Georgia.
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