Pennsylvania to Honor Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens with Flag Lowering
July 17, 2019
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf ordered the commonwealth flag on all commonwealth facilities, public buildings and grounds fly at half-staff to honor Supreme Court Associate Justice John Paul Stevens on Tuesday, July 23, 2019, the day of his burial. The commonwealth flag order corresponds to an order for the United States flag, which shall also be lowered until sunset on Tuesday to honor Justice Stevens.
“Justice Stevens sought the best for the United States regardless of political ideology and ruthlessly defended the constitution and rule of law,” said Gov. Wolf. “We should continue to aspire to this type of nonpartisan justice at all levels, which will ultimately result in a stronger nation for Americans in perpetuity.”
The commonwealth flag is also ordered to half-staff on Tuesday, July 23, 2019, to honor Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Officer Calvin Hall, whose funeral service has been announced for that day.
All Pennsylvanians are invited to participate in this tribute.