Nassau County Insider

October 18, 2021

President Joe Biden has issued a mandate for all flags to be flown at half-staff in honor of General Colin Powell who passed away this morning.

Flags will remain at half-staff through sunset on Friday, October 22nd.

-Sabrina Robertson
Public Information Officer

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Joseph Kayne
Joseph Kayne
3 months ago

Since when did every executive order become “a mandate.” Presidents have been ordering flags to be flown at half staff in honor of deceased Americans for centuries. The headline says a lot about the Nassau Insider. More interested in dinging Joe Biden than celebrating the life of Colin Powell.

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peggy.bulger1949gmail.com(@peggy-bulger1949gmail-com)
3 months ago

General Powell was the kind of leader needed to have a democracy. He served both Republican and Democratic presidents. He was conservative on some issues and more liberal on others, but he respected the opinions of others and worked to make the nation one that served ALL Americans. Most important, he admitted to mistakes and owned up to his role when he was wrong — and he learned from these life lessons. He will be missed and I hope we have young leaders ready to enter the political arena with integrity and selflessness, following in his footsteps.

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