HARRISBURG Pa (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) In honor of the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf has ordered a lowering of commonwealth flags to half-staff at all Commonwealth facilities throughout the state.
Flags will be lowered starting at sunrise on Saturday, Sept. 19 and will continue until further notice.
“Justice Ginsburg was a truly remarkable figure in American history, as both a tireless defender of the Constitution, and as a pioneer for gender equality,” Gov. Wolf said. “Justice Ginsburg’s historic opinions from the bench broke down barriers for women and protected the vulnerable. Her contributions to our country cannot be overstated.”
The United State Flag shall be lowered to half-staff and remain lowered until orders from the White House.
Commonwealth flags across the state of Pennsylvania have been flown at half-staff since March 11, to honot the victims of the COVID-19 pandemic and will remain lowered until further notice.
Gov. Wolf has also invited all Pennsylvanians to participate the the tribute.