DeWine orders flags lowered to honor coronavirus victims and Memorial Day

File photo - Flag flies at half-staff at the Ohio Statehouse (WBNS-10TV)
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In accordance with orders issued by the President, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has ordered all U.S. and Ohio flags on public grounds to be lowered to half-staff to honor the victims of the coronavirus pandemic and Memorial Day.

DeWine ordered flags lowered to remember the coronavirus victims until sunset on May 24.

The flags should be lowered to honor Memorial Day from sunrise until noon on May 25.

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The flags in Ohio are already being flown at half-staff to honor Annie Glenn, who passed away this week from complications from COVID-19.

They should stay at half-staff until sunset on the day of her memorial service, which is scheduled for June 6.

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