Governor Ernie Fletcher’s Communication Office
Governor Fletcher Directs Flags at State Buildings Lowered to Half-Staff

Press Release Date:  Tuesday, January 31, 2006  
Contact Information:  Brett Hall
Jodi Whitaker
Troy Body

Flags to be lowered in honor of Coretta Scott King

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Governor Ernie Fletcher has directed flags at all state buildings be lowered to half-staff in memory of Coretta Scott King, who died last night at the age of 78.

Flags are to be lowered until the eve of the day of her funeral.

“After the tragic death of her husband, Coretta picked up the banner of equality and continued to carry forth Dr. King’s legacy and, in so doing, created a legacy of her own. America, indeed the world, is a better place because of her commitment to justice, peace and democracy.  The King family is in our thoughts and prayers.  She will be truly missed.”