Flags ordered to half-staff for former Iowa governor

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DES MOINES, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) -- Gov. Kim Reynolds has ordered all flags in Iowa to be flown at half-staff from sunrise on July 12 to sunset on July 13 in honor of former Iowa Governor Robert D. Ray.

Ray passed away at the age of 89 on July 8.

"Governor Ray's legacy lives on in the millions of people that he impacted as a tremendous statesman for Iowa and our nation,” Gov. Reynolds said. “His civility, courage and common-sense governing set a high standard for those who followed."

Flags will be half-staff on all public buildings, grounds and facilities throughout the state.

Businesses, counties, municipalities, schools and individuals are encouraged to also fly the flag at half-staff on those days.