Flags Lowered in Honor
of Nancy Reagan
March 8, 2016
(SitNews) Juneau, Alaska - Governor Bill Walker on Monday ordered all Alaska state flags be lowered in honor of former First Lady of the United States Nancy Reagan, who passed away Sunday at the age of 94. This action follows a proclamation by President Barack Obama to lower all United States flags in honor of Mrs. Reagan.
"Nancy Reagan played an influential role in American policy not only as our country's First Lady, but for many years before and after. She was courageous in taking on issues like substance abuse and Alzheimer's disease research, and was the strongest supporter of her husband's career as a public servant,” said Governor Walker. “Our hearts go out to the Reagan family and the American people during this time of great loss. Her memory will live on for generations to come through the great contributions she made to our country."
According to the President’s proclamation and Governor Walker’s order, all United States and Alaska flags should be flown at half-staff beginning immediately and remain lowered until sunset on the day of her interment.
Edited by Mary Kauffman, SitNews
Source of News:
Office of Gov. Bill Walker
Representations of fact and opinions in comments posted below are solely those of the individual posters and do not represent the opinions of Sitnews.
Contact the Editor
Publish A Letter in SitNews
Stories In The News
photographs that appear in SitNews may be protected by copyright
and may not be reprinted without written permission from and
payment of any required fees to the proper sources.
E-mail your news &
photos to email@example.com
Photographers choosing to submit photographs for publication to SitNews are in doing so granting their permission for publication and for archiving. SitNews does not sell photographs. All requests for purchasing a photograph will be emailed to the photographer.