Half-Staff Notice: Death of Former Senator Robert Dole
Former Senator Robert Dole (R-Kansas), World War 2 veteran who was grievously wounded in combat in northern Italy, and followed his military service with more than fifty years of public service in the Kansas statehouse, US House, and US Senate, and Republican candidate for Vice-President and President, has died at the age of ninety-eight.
After his retirement from politics, former Senator Dole and his wife remained in the District area. He met with and lobbied for veterans and disabled groups, and worked with programmes to alleviate hunger in children around the world, until the end of his life.
He is survived by his wife Elizabeth.
President Joseph Biden made remarks about Senator Dole’s military and political service, including the time they were both United States Senators.
As a remark of respect for the life of Senator Robert Dole, President Joseph Biden has ordered the US Flag to fly at half-mast until sunset on December 9, 2021.
The American Legion recommends for fixed flags which cannot be flown at half-mast:
For flags on a fixed staff such as an office or church, or flags on a gaff such as a porch or boat, they recommend affixing a black ribbon the width of one stripe and the length of the flag, to the peak of the staff or gaff.
For flags displayed flat, such as on a wall, they recommend affixing a black bow in the centre, or three black bows across the top.