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Walz joins US states, orders flags flown at half staff in honor of COVID-19 victims

Walz joins US states, orders flags flown at half staff in honor of COVID-19 victims Photo: Michael Holzworth/MGN.

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Updated: May 22, 2020 04:33 PM
Created: May 22, 2020 03:08 PM

Gov. Tim Walz on Friday directed all flags at state and federal buildings in Minnesota to be flown at half staff until sunset on Sunday, in accordance with a proclamation issued by President Donald Trump.

The move is to honor, remember and mourn those who've lost their lives due to COVID-19.

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All other people, businesses and organizations are encouraged to join and lower their flags.

Earlier this week, Walz ordered flags at half staff for the same purpose. That order will repeat on the 19th of every month through the end of the year.

The governor also ordered flags at half staff from sunrise until noon on Monday, which is Memorial Day, in honor of those who've died while serving in the military.

“We honor the spirit, courage, and tenacity of the generations of Armed Forces members and their families today who made the ultimate sacrifice for this great nation,” said Walz. “As we work toward peace in our world, let us never forget those who have served on our behalf.”

Walz orders flags at half staff for those who have died due to COVID-19


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