Nevada flags lowered in honor of General Colin Powell | News from Carson City, Nevada
Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak ordered on Monday that the flags of the United States and the state of Nevada be half-masted at the State Capitol and all public buildings and land in the state until sunset on October 22, 2021, in honor of General Colin Powell and his life in service to our nation.
The governor’s decree aligns with a presidential proclamation issued by President Joe Biden.
“General Powell was a fearless leader, a remarkable American and the first black American Secretary of State to have been a dedicated and dedicated leader of this great nation,” Governor Sisolak said. “Kathy and I send our love and condolences to her family, friends and loved ones.”
On October 18, President Biden ordered the flag to be half-masted immediately until sunset on October 22, 2021, in honor of the life and legacy of General Colin Powell.
Powell was a four-star American politician, diplomat, statesman and general who served as the 65th Secretary of State of the United States from 2001 to 2005. He was the first African American Secretary of State. He was the 16th National Security Advisor to the United States from 1987 to 1989 and the 12th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from 1989 to 1993.
He has won numerous US and foreign military awards and decorations. His civilian awards included the Presidential Medal of Freedom (twice), the Congressional Gold Medal, the Presidential Citizens Medal, the Secretary of State’s Medal for Distinguished Service, and the Secretary of Energy’s Medal for Service. distinguished. Several schools and other institutions were named in his honor, and he held honorary degrees from universities and colleges across the country.
Powell, 84, who was being treated for blood cancer, died on Monday, October 18, 2021 of complications from COVID-19.