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Gov. DeSantis orders flags to half-staff for Gen. Colin Powell

Powell was 84 years old and suffered from a cancer of his white blood cells, multiple myeloma.
Powell was 84 years old and suffered from a cancer of his white blood cells, multiple myeloma.(WBAY Staff)
Published: Oct. 18, 2021 at 6:42 PM EDT
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WWSB) - Gov. Ron DeSantis has ordered flags to be lowered to half-staff in honor of Gen. Colin Powell.

Powell died Monday at 84. Powell spent more than 35 years serving in the United States Army. He was the country’s first black chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, secretary of state, and national security advisor. He was twice awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, in 1991 and again in 1993 with distinction.

“To honor Gen. Colin Powell and his impact on our nation, I hereby direct the flags of the United States and the State of Florida to be flown at half-staff at all local and state buildings, installations, and grounds throughout the State of Florida immediately until sunset on Friday, Oct. 22, 2021,” reads the order.

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