Governor Orders Flags Lowered in Remembrance of President John F. Kennedy

SALT LAKE CITY – Governor Gary R. Herbert ordered the lowering of the Flag of the United States of America and the Flag of the State of Utah in remembrance of President John F. Kennedy who was assassinated Friday, November 22, 1963.

The Governor issued the following statement: “I remember being in junior high, walking the halls and first seeing girls crying. And then I heard the news that thePresident had been shot. I was stunned. In school we had learned about President Lincoln’s assassination, but this was happening in our time. Today, 50 years later, we can come together and remember this tragedy, but more importantly, the life of President John F. Kennedy, his optimism, and the service he gave this country. In fact, his most memorable and moving statement has never been more applicable: ‘Ask not what your country can do for you-ask what you can do for your country.'”

Flags at all state buildings will be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset today.