The county Board of Supervisors on Tuesday adopted a resolution in support of one minute of remembrance honoring military personnel lost to accidents or terrorism.
A formal event to include local veterans groups is scheduled for 11 a.m. March 21 in front of the County Courthouse. County facilities' flags will be flown at half-staff through then.
The idea was introduced by El Centro resident Bruce Kuhn, who said he thought of it after a Florida Air National Guard plane crashed in Georgia in February, killing all 21 service members aboard, and after the terrorist bombing of the destroyer USS Cole DDG-67, where 17 sailors were killed in a Yemeni port in October.
In other business, the board:
l voted unanimously to spend $495.55 for a quarter-page advertisement in this newspaper to help celebrate the paper's 100th anniversary.
County Executive Officer Ann Capela said it was customary for local government to help celebrate such events, though she made no specific recommendation on what action the board should take.