Gov. Cox orders lowering of flags in honor of Gen. Colin Powell

The Flag of the United States of America and the Flag of the State of Utah will fly at half-staff today through Saturday. Photo: Gephardt Daily/Patrick Benedict

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, Oct. 18, 2021 (Gephardt Daily) — Utah Gov. Spencer Cox on Monday ordered the lowering of Utah and U.S. flags in tribute to Gen. Colin Powell, who died Monday at age 84 as a result of COVID-19 complications.

Cox did so, the statement says, “in recognition of the life and legacy of Gen. Colin Powell.”

Flags will be lowered to half-staff immediately, and remain so until sunset on Friday.

“Private citizens and businesses are encouraged to participate as well,” the statement says.

Pres. Joe Biden also issued a proclamation. To read it, click here.


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