U.S. FLAG AT HALF-STAFF IN LAKE FRANCIS
U.S. President Obama has ordered the national flag to be flown at half-staff from July 20 to sunset on July 25, 2012. This action is to honor the victims of the tragedy in Aurora, Colorado. In response to the President’s order Florida Governor Rick Scott has asked that all U.S. and State of Florida flags be lowered to half-staff.
In the rural city of Madison, Florida this reporter was present at 10:30 AM on Monday, July 23, 2012 when city workers boated to the middle of Lake Francis on the east side of the city. They respectfully lowered the American flag to half-staff to remember all those affected by the incident in Aurora, Colorado and comply with the State and Federal directives.