Oct 19, 2021 9:45 AM

Flags in Nebraska to be lowered in honor of Gen. Colin Powell

Posted Oct 19, 2021 9:45 AM

News Release Governor Ricketts

Governor Pete Ricketts, in accordance with a proclamation from the White House, announced that all U.S. and Nebraska flags are to be flown at half-staff to honor General Colin Powell, who passed away on Monday.  General Powell was a four-star general, recipient of the Bronze Star and Purple Heart, U.S. Secretary of State from 2001-2005, and advisor to four U.S. Presidents.

“Secretary Powell was a great American whose legacy will live on for generations,” said Gov. Ricketts.  “As a soldier in the United States Army, chairman of the Joint Chiefs, and Secretary of State he served our country with honor and distinction.  Susanne and I are thinking of the Powell family, and keeping them in our prayers during this difficult time.”

Flags will be flown at half-staff immediately until sunset on October 22, 2021.  The proclamation can be found by clicking here.