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Governor Wolf Orders Commonwealth Flags at Half-Staff to Honor Representative Mike Reese - January 2, 2021

In honor of Pennsylvania State Representative Mike Reese, who passed away on Saturday, January 2, Governor Tom Wolf ordered the commonwealth flag on all commonwealth facilities, public buildings and grounds fly at half-staff immediately.

"I extend my heartfelt condolences on the passing of Representative Mike Reese," Governor Wolf said. "Our thoughts are with Mike's family, colleagues and constituents. Mike was a good man and a strong leader, and the people of western Pennsylvania have lost a dedicated advocate."

Rep. Mike Reese represented the 59th Legislative District from 2009 to 2021 in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. 

The commonwealth flag has flown at half-staff since Wednesday, March 11, 2020, in honor of the victims of the COVID-19 pandemic and should continue to fly at half-staff until further notice. The United States flag has flown at half-staff since Thursday, December 31, 2020 in honor of former Governor Dick Thornburgh, and should remain at half-staff until the date of former Governor Thornburgh's interment. 

All Pennsylvanians are invited to participate in this tribute.

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Gov. Wolf Orders US, Commonwealth Flags to Half-Staff to Honor Former Governor Dick Thornburgh

In honor of former Pennsylvania Governor Dick Thornburgh, who passed away on Thursday, December 31, Governor Tom Wolf ordered the US and Commonwealth flags on all commonwealth facilities, public buildings and grounds fly at half-staff immediately.

“Governor Thornburgh served our commonwealth and our nation with pride and distinction,” said Gov. Wolf. “His calm, grounded leadership was a hallmark of his governorship, and was critical to guiding Pennsylvania through the tumultuous days following the partial meltdown at Three Mile Island. Governor Thornburgh dedicated his life to public service, and his contributions to our commonwealth will not be forgotten.

“Frances and I extend our deepest condolences to the Thornburgh family. The people of Pennsylvania mourn with you.”

The United States flag shall fly at half-staff until the date of interment, which has not yet been determined. The commonwealth flag has flown at half-staff since Wednesday, March 11, 2020, in honor of the victims of the COVID-19 pandemic and should continue to fly at half-staff until further notice.

All Pennsylvanians are invited to participate in this tribute.


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Governor Tom Wolf ordered commonwealth flags on all commonwealth facilities, public buildings and grounds fly at half-staff from March 11, 2020 until further notice to honor the victims of the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic.

Commonwealth flags should be lowered to half-staff until a date to be announced after the pandemic passes.

The United States flag is to remain at full staff through this tribute.

All Pennsylvanians are invited to participate in this tribute.



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