Gov. Ernie Fletcher yesterday ordered that flags at all state office buildings be flown at half-staff in remembrance of the 49 people who died in Sunday's plane crash in Lexington.
A short time after Fletcher's order, Lexington Mayor Teresa Isaac requested that flags in the city be lowered to half-staff.
Isaac's office also is planning a memorial service for families at the site. Service information will be released as soon as a date is selected.
The flag is flown at half-staff at federal buildings, grounds and naval vessels for 30 days after the death of a U.S. president or former president. There are shorter periods to honor congressional leaders, Cabinet members and Supreme Court justices.
Digital Access For Only $0.99
For the most comprehensive local coverage, subscribe today.
The flag should be run briskly up to the top of the staff before being lowered slowly to half-staff, according to the Department of Veterans Affairs. It should be raised again to the peak before it is lowered for the day.