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Half-Staff Alert - December 20, 2019
For Virginia Only

Governor’s Flag Order for the State Capitol in Richmond

This is to order that the flag of the Commonwealth of Virginia is to be flown at half-staff over the state Capitol in respect and memory of former Virginia State Senator Elliot Schewel.

I hereby order that the flag shall be lowered at sunrise on Friday, December 20, 2019, and remain at half-staff until sunset.

Ordered on this, 19th day of December, 2019.



Governor’s Flag Order for the City of Lynchburg

Be it further encouraged that the flag of the Commonwealth of Virginia may be flown at half-staff on all local, state, and federal buildings and grounds in the City of Lynchburg and in any other locality as deemed appropriate, in respect and memory of former Virginia State Senator Elliot Schewel.

I hereby authorize that the flags shall be lowered at sunrise on Friday, December 20, 2019, and remain at half-staff until sunset.

Authorized on this, the 19th day of December, 2019.



**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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