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Gov. Rick Scott directs flags to be flown half-staff Thursday in honor of U.S. Rep. C.W. Bill Young



Florida Gov. Rick Scott has directed flags of the United States and Florida to be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset Thursday at all local and state buildings, installations, and grounds throughout Florida “as a mark of respect for the memory” of U.S. Rep. C.W. Bill Young, whose funeral is that day.

“Young reached across the aisle to champion improvements in the sciences, public health, military readiness, the beaches, transportation, and access to drinking water.” Scott wrote in a memorandum. “C.W. Bill Young embodied the ideals of public service, representing the citizens of Florida for almost 53 years.”

[Last modified: Wednesday, October 23, 2013 4:42pm]


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