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Governor Kasich orders flags at half staff in honor of former Israeli Prime Minister

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Posted at 11:22 AM, Sep 29, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-29 11:22:11-04

Governor Kasich ordered all flags to be flown at half-staff in honor of Shimon Peres, former President and Prime Minister of Israel on Thursday.

Kasich ordered that all flags will be flown at half-staff upon public buildings and grounds throughout the state of Ohio until sunset on Friday, September 30. 

His order reads: 

“In accordance with orders issued by the President of the United States of America and as a mark of respect for the memory of Shimon Peres, former President and Prime Minister of Israel, I hereby proclaim, by the authority vested in me as Governor of the State of Ohio by the Ohio Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, that the flags of the United States of America and the State of Ohio shall be flown at half-staff upon all public buildings and grounds throughout the state of Ohio effective immediately until sunset, September 30, 2016.”

Peres died Tuesday at the age of 93. As foreign minister, Peres was instrumental in negotiating a framework for the Middle East peace process in 1993. The following year, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

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