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Flags to be flown at half-staff until sunset Friday in memory of Americans lost to COVID-19

K. William Boyer
Devils Lake Journal

North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum, in a move to honor those that have fallen victim to the pandemic,  has directed all government agencies to fly the United States and North Dakota flags at half-staff until sunset Friday, Feb. 26. 

Gov. Doug Burgum has directed all government agencies to fly the United States and North Dakota flags at half-staff until sunset Friday, Feb. 26, and encourages North Dakotans to do the same at their homes and businesses, in memory of the more than 500,000 Americans lost to COVID-19, including 1,438 North Dakotans who have died with COVID-19.

“As we grieve the loss of our fellow North Dakotans and Americans, our determination to fight COVID-19 and save lives from this cruel disease remains stronger than ever,” Burgum said. “These were family members, friends and neighbors, and the loss of every North Dakotan reverberates throughout our communities and across the entire state. Our hearts and our prayers go out to the family and friends of all who have lost loved ones to COVID-19.”

Burgum is encouraging all North Dakotans to do fly flags at their homes and businesses at half mast in memory of the more than 500,000 Americans lost to COVID-19, including 1,438 North Dakotans who have died with COVID-19. The governor’s directive is in accordance with a proclamation issued by President Joe Biden.

K. William Boyer is the Managing Editor of the Devils Lake News Journal. He can be reached at kboyer@gannett.com, or by phone at (701) 662-2127.  

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