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Flags to be raised, then lowered for Armstrong

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has ordered flags at state facilities displayed at half-staff in honor of former astronaut Neil Armstrong.

Amstrong, the first person to walk on the moon, died Aug. 25. He was 82.

Because U.S. and state flags are already at half-staff in honor of slain state trooper Marshall Lee Bailey, the governor ordered that they be raised to full staff at sunrise Friday and then immediately lowered to half-staff. The flags will remain at half-staff until further notice by the governor.

A private memorial service for Armstrong is scheduled in Cincinnati on today.

 


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