Honoring lives lost to COVID-19
In accordance with a proclamation issued by President Biden, Governor Tim Walz directed all flags at state and federal buildings in Minnesota to be flown at half-staff until sunset on Friday, February 26, to remember and honor lives lost due to COVID-19. The President had also asked all to observe a moment of silence at sunset on February 22.
“During the dark winter of the COVID-19 pandemic, more than 500,000 Americans have died from the virus,” said Governor Walz. “We reflect on these losses and the loved ones left behind, joining states across the nation to lower our flags and observe a moment of silence.”
Individuals, businesses, and other organizations were encouraged to join in lowering their flags to honor those who lost their lives to COVID-19 and their families.