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Gov. Daugaard Asks For Flags At Half-Staff To Honor George McGovern





            Office of the Governor

500 E. Capitol Ave.

Pierre,S.D.57501

(605) 773-3212

www.sd.gov

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012

CONTACT:  Tony Venhuizen or Joe Kafka at 605-773-3212

 

 

                   Gov. Daugaard Asks For Flags At Half-Staff Through Friday To Honor George McGovern

 

PIERRE,S.D. – Gov. Dennis Daugaard asks that all flags in the state be immediately flown at half-staff in honor of former U.S. Sen. George McGovern and remain at half-staff through the day of his funeral, on Friday.

 

“I was saddened to learn of the death of Senator McGovern. George McGovern was a self-made man who served our nation, in war and in peace, with courage and conviction,” the Governor said. “He worked hard on behalf of South Dakota, and made history as the only South Dakotan to be nominated for President.  Linda and I extend our sympathies to the McGovern family.”

 

McGovern, 90, died early Sunday. Funeral arrangements are pending.

 

Gov. Daugaard is requesting flags at half-staff daily from 8 a.m. until sunset through the day of McGovern’s funeral on Friday, Oct. 26.  If illuminated, flags also may remain at half-staff during the overnight hours.

 

 

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