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Florida lowering flags in memory of Elizabeth II

By: - September 8, 2022 6:02 pm

Queen Elizabeth II in 2012. Credit: Elli Gerra via Wikimedia Commons

Gov. Ron DeSantis has ordered the U.S. and Florida state flags flown at half-staff in recognition of the death of Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday at the age of 96, who’d reigned for 70 years.

“Pursuant to the President’s [Joe Biden] orders and as a mark of respect, I hereby direct the flags of the United States and the State of Florida to be flown at half-staff at all local and state buildings, installations, and grounds throughout the State of Florida immediately until sunset on the day of internment,” the governor wrote to the top manager of state-owned facilities.

Her state funeral is expected in about 12 days.

“Throughout her time as Queen, she cultivated a friendship with the White House and met more United States presidents than any other head of state. Queen Elizabeth II will be remembered for her devotion to public service, commitment to duty, and her diligence to deepen the alliance between the United Kingdom and the United States of America,” DeSantis wrote.

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Michael Moline
Michael Moline

Michael Moline has covered politics and the legal system for more than 30 years. He is a former managing editor of the San Francisco Daily Journal and former assistant managing editor of The National Law Journal. He began his career covering the Florida Capitol for United Press International. More recently, he wrote for Florida Politics.

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