Dalrymple Directs Flags to Fly at Half-staff Friday to Honor Nancy Reagan
BISMARCK, ND – Gov. Jack Dalrymple today directed state government agencies and encouraged North Dakotans to fly the United States and North Dakota flags at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Friday, March 11 as a mark of respect for former First Lady Nancy Reagan. Mrs. Reagan passed away Sunday at her home in California. The flags will be lowered on the day of her funeral.
Dalrymple issued the following statement earlier this week:
“Betsy and I join our fellow North Dakotans in mourning the loss of a great American and one of our country’s most influential first ladies, Nancy Reagan. As first lady, she represented this nation with strength, class and dignity, and was admired around the world. She proved to be a vital partner and ardent supporter for President Ronald Reagan during his presidency, and later, throughout his battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Mrs. Reagan’s inspiration and accomplishments will leave a lasting impact on this country for generations.”