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Governor Orders Flags at Half-Staff in Honor of Queen Elizabeth

Flags will fly at half-staff in Iowa over the next week in honor and remembrance of Queen Elizabeth.

The Queen died Thursday at her castle in Balmoral, Scotland. 

Governor Kim Reynolds has ordered all flags in Iowa to fly at half-staff until the Queen’s burial. A date for her funeral and burial have not yet been announced.

“Today we recognize the life and legacy of Queen Elizabeth II,” said Gov. Reynolds on Thursday, following the news of the Queen’s death. “She was a remarkable and steadfast woman who fought side by side with the United States through some of the Free World’s most trying times. I’ll always admire her fortitude, love of freedom, and tenacity that has inspired other women in leadership.  Kevin and I join with Iowans in sharing our condolences to the Royal Family.”

The governor’s order is issued in conjunction with President Biden’s proclamation to lower all U.S. flags to half-staff. 

Flags are also flying at half-staff through Sunday in honor of Patriot Day and remembrance of the 21st anniversary of 9-11.

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