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Alaska and US Flags Lowered to Honor Memory of John Glenn


April 5, 2017 JUNEAU – Governor Bill Walker today ordered all Alaska State flags be lowered to half-staff on Thursday, April 6 in honor of Senator John Glenn, the first American to orbit the Earth. The order follows direction from the White House to lower all United States flags in honor of the engineer, aviator, and 4-term Ohio U.S. Senator who passed away at the age of 95 in December, and will be interred at Arlington National Cemetery Thursday.


“John Glenn will be remembered as a pioneering American hero,” Governor Walker said. “His historic legacy and contributions to science and technology will live on for generations to come.”


Per the President’s proclamation and Governor Walker’s order, All United States and Alaska flags should be flown at half-staff tomorrow, and return to full-staff at sunset of the same day.


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