Governor Brown orders flags at half-staff in Honor of U.S. Rep. John Lewis who fought for racial, social and political equality
Governor Kate Brown Orders Flags Lowered To Half-Staff In Honor of U.S. Representative John Lewis
(Salem, OR) — Governor Kate Brown today ordered all flags at Oregon public institutions to be flown at half-staff in honor of U.S. Representative John Lewis, who died last night. Flags should be lowered to half-staff immediately and remain lowered through July 18.
“We lost a legend,” Governor Kate Brown said. “Congressman John Lewis exuded justice and equality for all. He was the heart and soul of the civil rights movement. In times of darkness, he reminded us all to get into that good trouble and carry on the fight. Now more than ever, we carry his fight with us. Dan and I are sending condolences to the entire Lewis family during this difficult time. May we all celebrate his legacy, and his journey.”
The White House issued a national flag-order at 8:40 a.m. ET today.