Flags at half staff in remembrance of 500,000 Americans lost to COVID

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​​​​​​​FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) – In accordance with a proclamation from the White House, Gov. Andy Beshear has directed that flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff until sunset on Friday, Feb. 26, 2021, to commemorate the milestone of more than 500,000 American lives lost to COVID-19.

The Governor and First Lady will join President and Mrs. Biden and Vice President Harris and Mr. Emhoff in observing a moment of silence Monday night at sundown in remembrance of those who have died from the virus.

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Gov. Beshear encourages individuals, businesses and organizations throughout the commonwealth to join in this tribute.