By Tony Romeo
HARRISBURG, Pa. (CBS) — Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett has ordered Commonwealth flags lowered to half-staff in honor of two fallen Philadelphia firefighters.READ MORE: Triple Shooting In West Oak Lane Leaves Man Dead, 2 Women Exiting Funeral Services At Church Injured, Philadelphia Police Say
Governor Corbett, appearing with WPHT’s Dom Giordano on Wednesday morning, said the order pertains only to flags of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, as decisions about lowering flags of the United States to half-staff are made by the federal government.
“But it will take place in the county of Philadelphia and here in the Capitol complex, recognizing the service of these two heroes that unfortunately went to fight a fire and did not go home to see their family that day,” Corbett explained.READ MORE: Memorial Day Weekend In Philadelphia Is In Full Swing As Local Residents Attend Fireworks At Penn's Landing
Fifty-nine-year-old Lt. Robert Neary and 25-year-old Daniel Sweeney died Monday while battling a warehouse fire in Kensington.
The Commonwealth flags in the capitol complex in Harrisburg and at state facilities in Philadelphia will fly at half-staff through Saturday, the day funerals are to be held for the two firefighters.MORE NEWS: Philadelphia Weather: 90's Arrive For Memorial Day