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Biden orders flags be flown at half-staff through Dec. 9 to honor Dole

Added 12-05-21 07:58:02pm EST - “President Biden has ordered flags to be flown at half-staff through Dec. 9 to honor late Kansas Sen. Bob Dole (R), who died on Sunday.?” - Thehill.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Thehill.com: “Biden orders flags be flown at half-staff through Dec. 9 to honor Dole”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

President BidenJoe BidenMarcus Garvey's descendants call for Biden to pardon civil rights leader posthumously GOP grapples with chaotic Senate primary in Pennsylvania ​​Trump social media startup receives commitment of billion from unidentified 'diverse group' of investors MORE has ordered flags to be flown at half-staff through Dec. 9 to honor late Kansas Sen. Bob Dole (R), who died on Sunday. 

Biden said in a proclamation that flags shall be flown half-staff at the White House and all public grounds and military posts in the country throughout Thursday.  

“I also direct that the flag shall be flown at half-staff for the same length of time at all United States embassies, legations, consular offices, and other facilities abroad, including all military facilities and naval vessels and stations,” Biden said in his statement. 

“It is with heavy hearts we announce that Senator Robert Joseph Dole died early this morning in his sleep,” Dole’s family said in a statement. “At his death, at age 98, he had served the United States of America faithfully for 79 years.”

It is with heavy hearts we announce that Senator Robert Joseph Dole died early this morning in his sleep. At his death, at age 98, he had served the United States of America faithfully for 79 years. More information coming soon. #RememberingBobDole pic.twitter.com/57NtGfqtmL

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