Flags Lowered To Honor Former State Senator Morris Hood III

Lansing, MI - Governor Gretchen Whitmer has ordered U.S. and Michigan flags within the State Capitol Complex to be lowered to half-staff today, Wednesday, November 4, 2020 in honor of the late Senator Morris Hood III.

The flags will be lowered in honor of memorial activities that are set to take place on November 5th.

“Morris was a dear friend of mine who was a strong and selfless leader for Detroiters and Michiganders alike,” said Governor Whitmer. “Mo’s calm and compassionate leadership is a reminder to us all to work alongside one another to serve this great state. By lowering the flags, we honor his life, his wit, and his long-lasting legacy of equality and unity. My sincere love and prayers go out to his family, friends, and all those who continue to grieve his loss.”

Senator Hood served the people of Michigan’s 3rd Senate District in Dearborn, Melvindale, and Detroit for eight years. Senator Hood also served three terms representing the people of Michigan’s 11th house district in the House of Representatives. In the spring, Senator Hood died from COVID-19 related complications.

To lower flags to half-staff, flags should be hoisted first to the peak for an instant and then lowered to the half-staff position. The process is reversed before the flag is lowered for the day.

Flags should be returned to full-staff on Thursday, November 5, 2020. 

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