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Flags to Fly at Half-Staff in Honor of Rep. Elijah E. Cummings

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 out of respect for Elijah E. Cummings.  Representative Cummings passed away today at the age of 68.  He had served in the House of Representatives since 1996 as a representative from Maryland.  

In his memory, flags will be flown at half-staff through October 18, 2019.  The President’s proclamation can be found here.