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Gov. Kim Reynolds ordered all flags in Iowa to be lowered to half-staff immediately until sunset of March 27, in honor and remembrance of U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright. Albright died on March 23, 2022, at the age of 84. She was the first female U.S. Secretary of State. “Madeleine Albright was an extraordinary woman and trailblazer who selflessly served our country,” said Gov. Reynolds. “The Secretary of State cared deeply about our world and those within it and had a major impact on countless lives. Kevin and I join with Iowans in celebrating her life and her accomplishments.” 
The governor’s order is issued in conjunction with President Joe Biden’s proclamation to lower the United States’ flag to half-staff.   
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.