TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNW) – Governor Sam Brownback ordered flags in Kansas to be flown at half-staff from sun-up to sun-down beginning immediately through sun-set on Friday, September 30 to honor former President and Prime Minister of Israel, Shimon Peres. President Barack Obama has ordered all U.S. flags on federal property to be flown at half-staff.
Peres died Wednesday due to complications from a stroke. The former Israeli prime minister was 93.
“We grieve with the State of Israel for the loss of a remarkable leader, committed to peace and freedom,” said Governor Brownback. “Shimon Peres was dedicated to the independence of Israel, working tirelessly to establish and lead his nation. His commitment to service and peace will be missed.”