Half-Staff Alert for December 28, 2015
For Michigan Only




LANSING, Mich. - Gov. Rick Snyder today ordered U.S. flags within the State Capitol Complex to be lowered to half-staff on Monday, Dec. 28, in recognition of former state Rep. Daisy Elliott, who died Tuesday, Dec. 22.

"Daisy devoted her career to helping Michiganders receive equal opportunities to succeed," Snyder said. "Her legacy touched the lives of countless people, and I extend my condolences to her family and friends."

Elliott, 98, served in the Michigan House of Representatives for 18 years. She was a well-known advocate of education, senior citizens, women and minorities, and was the author and co-sponsor of the historic Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act, which passed in 1976. Elliott also was a delegate to the Michigan Constitutional Convention of 1961-'62, which led to the creation of the Michigan Civil Rights Commission.

Visitation will be from noon to 8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 27 at James H. Cole Home for Funerals, 2624 W. Grand Blvd., Detroit. The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 28 at People's Community Church, 8601 Woodward in Detroit.

This flag order is in accordance with Executive Order 2013-10. Michigan residents, businesses, schools, local governments and other organizations also are encouraged to display the flag at half-staff. Flags should be returned to full-staff on Tuesday, Dec. 29.

When flown at half-staff or half-mast, the U.S. flag should be hoisted first to the peak for an instant and then lowered to the half-staff or half-mast position. The flag should again be raised to the peak before it is lowered for the day.






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