President orders flags to half-staff in honor of Colin Powell

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WKBT) — President Joe Biden ordered all U.S. and state flags to be flown at half-staff to honor Gen. Colin Powell and his service to the U.S.

The flags are to be flown at half-staff from Monday to Friday in honor of Powell, who died from complications of COVID-19 and a blood cancer called multiple myeloma, his family said Monday morning.

“General Colin Powell was a patriot of unmatched honor and dignity. The son of immigrants, born in New York City, raised in Harlem and the South Bronx, a graduate of the City College of New York, he rose to the highest ranks of the United States military and to advise four Presidents. He believed in the promise of America because he lived it,” said Biden.

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