Governor Ernie Fletcher’s Communication Office
Governor Fletcher directs flags at state buildings lowered to half-staff

Press Release Date:  Tuesday, November 01, 2005  
Contact Information:  Brett Hall
Michael Goins
Jodi Whitaker

Flags to be lowered Wednesday in honor of Rosa Parks

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Governor Ernie Fletcher has directed flags at all state buildings be lowered to half-staff on Wednesday in memory of the late Rosa Parks. 

The call for flags to be lowered follows a national directive from President George W. Bush. 

“Rosa Parks served as a beacon of freedom and courage for millions of Americans through her grace and civility in standing up to the brutality of segregation at a time when forces were against her and her fellow African Americans,” Governor Fletcher said. “We honor what she did a half century ago on a bus in Montgomery, Alabama, and we are better because of her brave stand for justice.”