White House, Wolf Order Flags to Half-Staff for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

September 20, 2020

In honor of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Governor Tom Wolf has ordered all United States and Commonwealth flags on the Capitol Complex and Commonwealth facilities throughout the state lowered to half-staff at sunrise on Saturday, September 19, 2020.

(Photo by Brian Hagberg. Flags fly at half-staff prior to a September 11 memorial ceremony at Warren County Memorial Park, Friday, Sept. 11, 2020. The White House and Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf ordered Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020 that flags be flown at half-staff in honor of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Gisnburg who died Friday, Sept. 18, 2020.)

“Justice Ginsburg was a truly remarkable figure in American history, as both a tireless defender of the Constitution, and as a pioneer for gender equality,” said Gov. Wolf. “Justice Ginsburg’s historic opinions from the bench broke down barriers for women and protected the vulnerable. Her contributions to our country cannot be overstated.”

The United States Flag shall be lowered to half-staff and remain lowered until interment by orders from the White House. 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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