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Tomblin orders flags lowered through sunset Monday

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has ordered flags lowered to half-staff in memory of Nelson Mandela.

Mandela was imprisoned for 27 years for opposing apartheid but later became South Africa's first black president. He died Thursday at age 95.

Tomblin ordered all U.S. and state flags displayed at state facilities lowered to half-staff through sunset Monday in honor of Mandela.

He issued a second proclamation ordering flags lowered to half-staff Saturday in commemoration of National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day.


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