Gov. Northam orders flags to be flown at half-staff in honor of former Sen. Bob Dole

The flags will be lowered until sunset on Saturday


Gov. Ralph Northam has ordered that flags be lowered in honor of Bob Dole, a former Senate Majority Leader and decorated World War II veteran.

Dole passed away on Sunday after a battle with Stage 4 lung cancer. He was 98 years old.

The Kansas native represented his state in Congress for nearly 36 years, was a GOP Senate leader for nearly a decade and in 1996, he won the Republican presidential nomination after trying three times. He was one of the longest-serving Republican Party Leaders in the U.S. Senate.

On Thursday, President Biden paid tribute to Dole at the U.S. Capitol, a man who he describes as a ‘giant of our history,’ and on Friday, a funeral was held at the Washington National Cathedral commemorating his life and years of military service.

Flags will be flown at half-staff over the state Capitol and all local, state and federal buildings in Virginia in memory of Dole. The flags will be lowered until sunset on Saturday.

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