Dalrymple Directs Flags to be Flown at Half-Staff to Honor Victims of Attack in Libya
BISMARCK, ND – In accordance with a directive from President Barack Obama, Governor Jack Dalrymple today directed all state government agencies and encouraged all North Dakotans to fly the United States and North Dakota flags at half-staff until sunset, Sunday, September 16. The flags will be lowered as a mark of respect for the memory of John Christopher Stevens, U.S. Ambassador to Libya, and American personnel who were killed in Benghazi, Libya.
In accordance with a second directive from the President, Dalrymple directed that the flags will also fly at half-staff on Friday, September 14, to honor the memory of Neil Armstrong, the American astronaut who became the first to walk on the moon. Armstrong passed away last month at the age of 82. Friday is the day of his interment.