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Flags to Fly at Half-Staff to Honor Astronaut John Glenn

For Immediate Release: April 5, 2017                             

Contact: Taylor Gage, 402-471-1970       


LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts, in accordance with a proclamation from President Donald J. Trump, announced that all U.S. and Nebraska flags are to be flown at half-staff in honor of Astronaut John Glenn, who will be buried on Thursday.


Flags will be flown at half-staff from sunrise until sunset on Thursday, April 6, 2017, the day of Glenn’s interment. The President’s proclamation can be found here.