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Northam Orders Flags in Virginia Flown at Half-Staff

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ALEXANDRIA, VA-Late yesterday, Gov. Ralph S. Northam ordered the lowering of the U.S. flag and the Commonwealth flag to half-mast over the state Capitol and all local, state, and federal buildings and grounds.

The order comes after last Wednesday’s violence at the U.S. Capitol and the five lives lost as a result.

Effective until sunset, Wednesday, Jan. 13, it is a sign of respect for the service and sacrifice of U.S. Capitol Police Officers Brian D. Sicknick and Howard Leibengood, and all Capitol Police Officers.

The order is pursuant to a Presidential Proclamation.

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Kevin Dauray

Kevin is Publisher's Assistant with The Zebra Press. He has been working for Alexandria's "Good News" newspaper since 2019. A graduate of George Mason University, he earned a bachelor's in English with a concentration in Creative Writing. He also studied at the Columbia School of Broadcasting and holds a master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Marymount University. He is an alumnus of T.C. Williams High School. Go Titans!

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  1. That should read, “half-staff,” as masts are usually attributed to sailing vessels.

  2. I think half staff is correct. Half mast is on a boat. Please correct me if I’m wrong

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