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Florida, Georgia Governors order flags at half-staff in honor of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg

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Posted at 10:01 PM, Sep 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-18 22:10:27-04

ATLANTA, Ga. (WTXL) — Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and Georgia Governor Brian Kemp ordered flags to fly at half-staff effective immediately in honor of the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg.

Ginsberg died Friday after a long battle with cancer.

Gov. Kemp issued the order first, saying:
"Justice Ginsburg was a trailblazer, poured her heart and soul into public service, and made a lasting, positive impact on our Great Nation. Our prayers go out to her loved ones and colleagues as they mourn her passing.

To honor the life of Justice Ginsburg, I will order flags to fly at half-staff on all state buildings and grounds starting today through the day of her internment."

Followed by Gov. DeSantis who said, "Our thoughts and prayers go out to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and to her family and friends. I'm ordering flags throughout the state of Florida be lowered to half staff to honor her memory and recognize her lifetime of service to our great nation."