Flags fly at half staff to remember lives lost to COVID-19

Flags fly at half staff Tuesday morning outside Lakeway Learning Center to remember the 500,000 Americans lost to COVID-19 in response to a proclamation by U.S. President Joe Biden. Flags will remain at half staff throughout the nation until sunset on Friday, Feb. 26.

Flags around Gillette began flying at half staff today after Gov. Mark Gordon has ordered both the U.S. and Wyoming flags be lowered statewide until sunset Friday to honor the 500,000 Americas who have died of COVID-19.

The pandemic death figure tops the number of Americans who died serving than in World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War combined.

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