Flags flown at half-staff to honor 1 million Americans who died of COVID

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SPOKANE, Wash. – Flags at City of Spokane facilities are being flown at half-staff to honor the 1 million Americans who died of COVID-19. 

Mayor Nadine Woodward ordered flags to be lowered to coincide with President Joe Biden’s directive. 

“We join the country in mourning the one million Americans who have lost their lives to coronavirus,” Woodward said. “The Spokane community has lost 1,343 members to this virus. We send our sympathies and condolences to their families and friends.”

Flags will remain lowered until sunset on Monday. Other government entities, citizens and businesses are encouraged to join the recognition. 

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