Brown orders state’s flags to be flown at half-staff to honor George Floyd

Gov. Kate Brown on Thursday ordered all State of Oregon flags at Oregon public institutions to be flown at half-staff in honor of George Floyd, who died on May 25 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

State flags should be lowered to half-staff from 11 a.m. to sunset on Thursday. A memorial service for George Floyd will be held today in Minneapolis at 11 a.m. PST.

“We lower the Oregon flag to half-staff to recognize a profound loss of life, one that affects us all,” Brown said. “As we mourn the loss of George Floyd, let us remember the many Black lives that have been taken by unnecessary violence. And let us commit ourselves, and our country, to fundamental change.”

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