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Holcomb directs flags be flown at half-staff for Albright

Madeleine Albright
Posted at 11:44 PM, Mar 24, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-24 23:44:06-04

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb has directed flags at state properties be flown at half-staff to honor the life and legacy of former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright.

Flags should be flown at half-staff until sunset on Sunday. Holcomb asked Indiana businesses and residents Wednesday to also lower their flags.

Albright became the first female U.S. secretary of state in 1996 and a mentor to many current and former American statesmen and women. Her family says she died Wednesday of cancer. She was 84.