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President Trump calls for flags to fly half-staff in memory of military and COVID-19 victims

PHOTO: The U.S. flag at half-mast, Photo Date: January 2012 (Source: Michael Holzworth)
PHOTO: The U.S. flag at half-mast, Photo Date: January 2012 (Source: Michael Holzworth)(KMVT)
Published: May. 21, 2020 at 10:58 PM EDT
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Thursday, May 21, 2020

President Donald Trump called for flags to fly half-staff on Memorial Day in memory of service members and lives lost due to the coronavirus.

In a tweet, the president requested all flags on federal buildings and national monuments to fly half-staff to honor men and women in the military who served the nation.

The president then added that flags will be lowered for three days in memory of the Americans who have died due to COVID-19.

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