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Flags Lowering to Half-Staff for Former First Lady

Gov. Kim Reynolds ordered all flags in Iowa to be lowered to half-staff effective sunrise on Saturday, November 25th until sunset the day of interment in honor and remembrance of former First Lady Rosalynn Carter.

Carter passed away on Sunday. She was 96.

The governor’s order is issued in conjunction with President Joe Biden’s proclamation to lower all United States flags to half-staff for the same length of time.

“Rosalynn Carter modernized the role of First Lady as a trusted advisor to her husband, a working mom, and humanitarian,” said Gov. Kim Reynolds. “America remembers her fondly and with gratitude for her incredible life of service. Kevin & I pray for peace and comfort for President Carter and their family.”

Flags will be at half-staff on the State Capitol Building and on flag displays in the Capitol Complex. Flags will also be half-staff on all public buildings, grounds and facilities throughout the state.

Individuals, businesses, schools, municipalities, counties and other government subdivisions are encouraged to fly the flag at half-staff for the same length of time as a sign of respect.

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