Flags are at half-mast for former First Lady Nancy Reagan

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 8 March 2016 at 12:00 am

Photo by Tom Rivers

MEDINA – The American flag by the VFW Lincoln Post in Medina is at half-staff this afternoon in honor of Nancy Reagan, the former First Lady who died on Sunday at age 94.

President Obama directed the flags at half-mast or half-staff at the White House and upon all public buildings and grounds, at all military posts and naval stations, and on all naval vessels of the Federal Government.

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo also has directed that flags on state government buildings be flown at half-staff in honor of Reagan.

“Born in Queens, Nancy Reagan was committed to improving the lives of others, and her legacy will no doubt be felt for decades to come,” Cuomo said. “As we mourn the former First Lady’s passing, I am directing that flags on all state government buildings be flown at half-staff to honor her life and her many contributions to our nation.”