Kasich orders flags flown at half-staff in honor of Nancy Reagan

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OHIO — Ohio Gov. John Kasich Monday ordered that all flags be flow at half-staff upon all public buildings and grounds from sunrise to sunset in Ohio in honor of Nancy Reagan. 

The former first lady passed away Sunday at the age of 94. Reagan died at her home in Los Angeles of congestive heart failure, according to her spokeswoman, Joanne Drake, of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library.

Kasich’s order reads:

“In honor of the life and service of former First Lady Nancy Reagan, and in accordance with orders from the President of the United States of America, I hereby proclaim, by the authority vested in me as Governor of the State of Ohio by the Ohio Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, that the flags of the United States of America and the State of Ohio shall be flown at half-staff upon all public buildings and grounds throughout the state of Ohio effective immediately through the day of her interment.”

President Barack Obama also ordered flags flown at half-staff in her memory.

The White House released a proclamation Monday directing federal building, embassies, military posts and naval vessels to lower flags to half-staff “as a mark of respect.”

Reagan will be buried at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, Ca., next to her husband, Ronald Wilson Reagan, who died on June 5, 2004.

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