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Gov. Reynolds orders state flags at half-staff in honor, remembrance of Barbara Bush


This news story was published on April 18, 2018.
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DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds ordered all state flags in Iowa to be lowered to half-staff effective immediately until sunset on Saturday, April 21, 2018, in honor and remembrance of former First Lady Barbara Bush. The governor’s order is issued in conjunction with President Donald Trump’s proclamation to lower all United States flags to half-staff for the same length of time.

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.

The White House released this statement last night:

President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump join the Nation in celebrating the life of Barbara Bush. As a wife, mother, grandmother, military spouse, and former First Lady, Mrs. Bush was an advocate of the American family. Amongst her greatest achievements was recognizing the importance of literacy as a fundamental family value that requires nurturing and protection. She will be long remembered for her strong devotion to country and family, both of which she served unfailingly well. The President and First Lady’s thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Mrs. Bush.

The U.S. flag will fly at half-staff until sunset of the day that Mrs. Bush is laid to rest.

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3 Responses to Gov. Reynolds orders state flags at half-staff in honor, remembrance of Barbara Bush

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    April 19, 2018 at 8:50 am

    I hate to burst your bubble but I just watched a video by Roger Stone on Infro Wars and he said she was headed for hell along with her husband and his family who were high Nazi party ? What the heck is going on ?

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      April 19, 2018 at 5:57 pm

      It takes a very low class individual to post something like that. A liberal fits the mold.

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    April 19, 2018 at 7:24 am

    A very intelligent, bright woman gone.