By: Aubrey Brown | WCTV Eyewitness News
March 2, 2018
Rev. Billy Graham Dead at 99 / Cutout Photo: Paul Walsh / CC BY-SA 2.0 / Photo: BGEA / MGN
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- Following a proclamation by President Donald Trump, Florida Governor Rick Scott has directed all state and U.S. flags to be flown at half-staff as a mark of respect for the memory of Reverend Billy Graham.
President Trump issued a proclamation on February 21 directing all flags to be lowered to half-staff on the day Graham is laid to rest.
Flags will be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Friday, March 2.
The Rev. Billy Graham, who transformed American religious life through his preaching and activism, becoming a counselor to presidents and the most widely heard Christian evangelist in history, died February 21. He was 99.
On the day of his passing, Governor Scott released the following statement:
“Ann and I are saddened to hear of the passing of Reverend Billy Graham. His work had a significant impact on the faith of many Christians across the world. We will forever remember him and the passion he had for sharing Christ.”