Northam orders flags at half-staff in honor of former Sen. Harry Reid

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FILE – In this July 20, 2016 file photo, the flag flies at half-staff on the town green in Lebanon, Conn. A September 2019 ruling by a Superior Court judge has given the town ownership of its mile-long green. The ruling ends a dispute over ownership dating to 1705 document that showed the green belonged to the “heirs and assigns” of 51 original proprietors, the 17th and early 18th-century investors in the property. (AP Photo/Pat Eaton-Robb, File)

RICHMOND, Va. (WAVY) — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam has ordered all flags in the state to be at half-staff Thursday in honor of former U.S. Senator Harry M. Reid, Jr.

The order will be in effect from sunrise to sunset on Thursday. All state and American flags must be at half-staff.

Reid, a Democrat from Nevada and the former Senate majority leader, died in December at the age of 82.

He served 30 years in the Senate. Lawmakers honored him Wednesday at the Capitol.

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