Kansas to fly half-staff flags in honor of Bob Dole

Kansas To Fly Half Staff Flags In Honor Of Bob Dole
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TOPEKA, Kan. – Governor Laura Kelly orders flags in Kansas to be flown at half-staff to honor the passing of Bob Dole.

Effective immediately, President Joe Biden signed this proclamation into effect until sunset on December 9, 2021.

Bob Dole overcame disabling war wounds to become a sharp-tongued Senate leader from Kansas. The Republican presidential candidate was a symbol and celebrant of his dwindling generation of World War II veterans. He died Sunday at 98-years-old.

“I was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Bob Dole this morning,” Governor Laura Kelly said. “Senator Dole was many things — a war hero, a father, a husband, a public servant; and to Kansans, a man who embodied everything good and decent about Kansas and about America.

“In public office, Senator Dole was always a voice for Kansas. However, his work in the Senate also had a profound impact on all Americans. Most notably, his efforts to protect Social Security in 1983 and to ensure passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act in 1990, which transformed the lives of those living with a disability.

“Senator Dole’s legacy goes far beyond the walls of Congress. He was a larger-than-life presence in our nation’s politics and demonstrated a decency, a humility, and a civility that should serve as a model for those of us in public life.

“My thoughts are with his wife, Elizabeth, his family and all those who loved Bob Dole.”

You can find the Robert J. Dole memorial site here.

You can also get email alerts when the governor orders a flag to be flown at half-staff here.

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