Skip to content

Gov. DeWine orders flags lowered in honor of Colin Powell

The former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff died Monday at age 84.
Ohio and US flags
(Getty Images)

COLUMBUS —  Gov. Mike DeWine has ordered that the flags of the United States and the state of Ohio be flown at half-staff on all public buildings and grounds in honor of Gen. Colin Powell, who died Monday at age 84. 

The flags will remain at half-staff until sunset Friday. 

“Today our country has lost one of its most accomplished citizens, Gen. Colin L. Powell,” DeWine said in a news release. “A son of Jamaican immigrants, Gen. Powell served his country in the U.S. Army beginning in ROTC and rose through the ranks to become a four-star general and chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Colin Powell also served our nation as the first African American secretary of state, traveling the world as America’s top diplomat.”

Be the first to read breaking stories. Allow browser notifications on your device. What are browser notifications?
No thanks