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Flags at half-staff through Friday


Last updated 2/25/2021 at 3:59pm

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Flags were ordered at half-staff today through Friday to Feb. 26 in remembrance of the 500,000 Americans who lost their lives to COVID-19.

The directive for flag status was from Gov. Jay Inslee, pursuant a presidential proclamation. Other government entities, citizens and businesses are encouraged to join this recognition, a news release from Inslee's office states.

More Americans were lost in a single year of the pandemic from COVID-19 than in World War I, World War II, and the Vietnam War combined, President Joe Biden's proclamation said.

"On this solemn occasion, we reflect on their l...

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