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Governor Kim Reynolds has ordered all flags in Iowa to fly at half-staff immediately through interment of Her Majesty the Queen. As of the timing of this release, the date of internment has not been officially announced, though it’s possible flags will remain at half-staff through next weekend in honor and remembrance of the death of Queen Elizabeth. She died on September 8, 2022 at her castle in Balmoral, Scotland. 

“Today we recognize the life and legacy of Queen Elizabeth II,” said Gov. Reynolds. “She was a remarkable and steadfast woman who fought side by side with the United States through some of the Free World’s most trying times. I’ll always admire her fortitude, love of freedom, and tenacity that has inspired other women in leadership.  Kevin and I join with Iowans in sharing our condolences to the Royal Family.” 

The governor’s order is issued in conjunction with President Biden’s proclamation to lower all United States flags to half-staff for the same length of time.  Flags will be at half-staff on the State Capitol Building and on flag displays in the Capitol Complex. Flags will also be half-staff on all public buildings, grounds and facilities throughout the state.   

Individuals, businesses, schools, municipalities, counties, and other government subdivisions are encouraged to fly the flags at half-staff for the same length of time.