Gov. Kim Reynolds ordered all state flags in Iowa to be lowered to half-staff on from sunrise to sunset on Tuesday, December 19, 2023 in honor and remembrance of Sandra Day O’Connor, who was the first woman to serve as a United States Supreme Court Justice. O’Connor died on December 1, 2023 at the age of 93. She served on the U.S. Supreme Court from 1981 to 2006.
The governor’s order is issued in conjunction with President Joe Biden’s proclamation to lower all United States flags to half-staff for the same length of time on her day of interment.
Flags will be at half-staff on the State Capitol Building and on flag displays in the Capitol Complex. Flags will also be half-staff on all public buildings, grounds and facilities throughout the state.
Individuals, businesses, schools, municipalities, counties and other government subdivisions are encouraged to fly the flags at half-staff for the same length of time.