(WKBN) — In memory of the former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, flags are flying at half-staff throughout the state of Ohio. In accordance with an order from Governor Mike DeWine, the United States flag and the flag of the State of Ohio will be lowered to the half-staff position on all public buildings and grounds across the state of Ohio from now until sunset on March 27, 2022.
Why is the Ohio flag at half-staff today?
In remembrance of the more than one million people who lost their lives in the United States as a result of COVID-19, Governor Mike DeWine of Ohio issued an order on Thursday that all flags in the state should be flown at half-staff until sundown on Monday.
Why is the Texas flag at half-staff in Eastland County?
Throughout memory of Deputy Barbara Fenley, Governor Abbott has granted permission for the Texas and United States flags to remain at half-staff in Eastland County from March 18, 2022 until the time of her burial (which is unknown). …
What is the difference between half-mast and half-staff?
According to The Sextant, the blog of the Naval History and Heritage Command, the term ″half-mast″ refers to flags that have been lowered aboard a ship, whereas ″half-staff″ describes a pole that is planted on the ground. However, the site continues to state that the half-mast flag is flown in countries other than the United States.