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."
I have ordered flags to fly at half-staff to honor the passing of @Braves legend Hank Aaron. May generations of Georgians continue to be inspired by his groundbreaking career and tremendous impact on our state and nation. #RIPHammer pic.twitter.com/GrriaQQ5Fc— Governor Brian P. Kemp (@GovKemp) January 22, 2021