Gov. Reynolds orders flags to remain at half-staff in honor of the life and legacy of U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings

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Gov. Kim Reynolds ordered all flags in Iowa to remain at half-staff until midnight April 7, 2021, in honor and remembrance of Representative Alcee Hastings, a congressman from Florida and a prominent champion for civil rights. Representative Hastings passed away on April 6, 2021. The governor's order is issued in conjunction with President Joe Biden's Proclamation to lower all United States flags to half-staff for the same length of time. 
  
Flags will be at half-staff on the State Capitol Building and on flag displays in the Capitol Complex. Flags will also be half-staff on all public buildings, grounds and facilities throughout the state. 
  
Individuals, businesses, schools, municipalities, counties and other government subdivisions are encouraged to fly the flags at half-staff for the same length of time.