Coronavirus: DeWine orders flags lowered for Memorial Day, COVID-19 victims

Coronavirus: DeWine orders flags lowered for Memorial Day, COVID-19 victims

COLUMBUS — Flags will be flown at half-staff across the state of Ohio through the holiday weekend to honor victims of COVID-19 and in honor of Memorial Day, according to an order issued by Governor Mike DeWine.

DeWine’s order is in accordance with President Donald Trump’s order that was also issued this week to have U.S. flags flown at half-staff for coronavirus victims. This order is in effect Friday though sunset Sunday.

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Both Ohio and U.S. will also remain lowered at half-staff all day Monday in honor of Memorial Day.

At public buildings in the state, flags have already been flying at half-staff to honor the life and service of Annie Glenn, the widow of U.S. Senator and famed Ohio astronaut John Glenn. Annie died from COVID-19 complications Tuesday at age 100.