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Flags to Fly at Half-Staff to Honor Queen Elizabeth II

Media Contacts: 

Alex Reuss, 402-471-1970

Justin Pinkerman, 402-471-1967

 

Media Release:

Flags to Fly at Half-Staff to Honor Queen Elizabeth II

 

LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts, in accordance with a proclamation from the White House, announced that all U.S. and Nebraska flags are to be flown at half-staff to honor Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom.

 

Queen Elizabeth II had served as head of state in the United Kingdom for over 70 years, since ascending to the throne on February 6th, 1952.  Her reign as queen was the longest of any British monarch.  She passed away earlier today in Scotland at age 96.

 

Flags should be flown at half-staff until sunset on the day of her interment.

 

The proclamation can be found by clicking here.