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Gov. Cox orders flags lowered in memory of Queen Elizabeth II

Sep 8, 2022, 5:00 PM | Updated: 5:01 pm

FILE: On the same day the Utah’s Senate unanimously passed a resolution to bring an NHL franchise...

FILE: On the same day the Utah’s Senate unanimously passed a resolution to bring an NHL franchise to the Beehive state, the governor, Utah Jazz owner Ryan Smith, the House and Senate president and the sponsors of some legislation centered around the NHL were all on hand for a virtual meeting with the league’s commissioner, Gary Bettman. (Jason Olson, Deseret News Archives)

(Jason Olson, Deseret News Archives)

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah Gov. Spencer Cox has ordered flags be lowered to half-staff in honor of Queen Elizabeth II, who died Thursday at the age of 96.

Flags will remain lowered until sunset on the day of her interment.

“Private citizens and businesses are encouraged to participate as well,” read a Thursday afternoon statement from the Governor’s Office.

The announcement comes after the U.S. flag was lowered at the White House and the U.S. Capitol.

More from President Joe Biden and other U.S. presidents can be found here.

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Gov. Cox orders flags lowered in memory of Queen Elizabeth II