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Gov. Kemp orders flags to fly at half-staff to honor Hank Aaron.

Hank Aaron smiles after being presented with the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Rosette by the Consul General of Japan at his official residence Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016, in Atlanta.
Posted at 7:09 PM, Jan 22, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-22 19:09:28-05

ATLANTA, Ga. (WTXL) — Georgia Governor Brian Kemp orders flags be flown at half-mast to honor Henry Louis “Hank” Aaron who died Friday, January 22, 2021.

Gov. Kemp issued the following statement:

"Our family was heartbroken to hear the news of Hank Aaron's passing. Hank Aaron was an American icon and one of Georgia's greatest legends. His life and career made history, and his influence was felt not only in the world of sports but far beyond - through his important work to advance civil rights and create a more equal, just society.
I have ordered flags to fly at half-staff to honor his memory. Marty, the girls, and I ask all Georgians to join us in praying for his fans, family, and loved ones as we remember Hammerin' Hank's incredible legacy."