Flags to half-staff to honor Mandela

AUGUSTA –Governor Paul R. LePage has notified Mainers that President Obama has ordered flags to half-staff in honor of Nelson Mandela.

The President signed a proclamation late yesterday in remembrance of Mandela, South Africa’s first elected black president. In this proclamation, the President directs that flags be lowered immediately to half-staff until sunset Monday, Dec. 9.

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