Governor Holcomb orders flags to half-staff in honor of former First Lady of the United States, Rosalynn Carter

Governor Eric Holcomb asks that Indiana residents and businesses lower their flags to half-staff in respect for the passing of former First Lady of the United States, Rosalynn Carter. 

On Friday, November 17, the Carter Center, Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter's multi-mission commitment to human rights, announced that Rosalynn Carter entered hospice care at her home in Georgia, following a dementia diagnosis in May. 

She passed away, at the age of 96, on Sunday, November 19. 

Carter's devotion to people not only touched lives, but also transformed the lives of communities by her service. 

Mishawaka Major Dave Wood, a friend of the late Carter, said in a press release that he'll remember the great example she set. 

"She inspired us with her devotion to family, dedication to public service and as a champion of causes close to our hearts such as mental health and affordable housing," said Wood. 

Carter's legacy lives on through her work and efforts combatting the stigma of mental health by implementing and enforcing parity laws to make behavioral health treatment readily available. 

In the wake of her death, President Biden ordered flags to be lowered through the weekend, until Saturday, November 25, the day of her burial. 

Governor Holcomb asks that flags be flown at half-staff from sunrise on Saturday, Nov. 25 until sunset on Nov. 29.

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