Governor Roy Cooper today ordered all United States and North Carolina flags at state facilities to be lowered to half-staff beginning Monday, February 17, 2020 until sunset on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 in honor of former North Carolina Lt. Governor Robert “Bob” Jordan, who passed away on Sunday.
In 1984, Jordan was elected lieutenant governor, serving from 1985 to 1988. Prior to his role as lieutenant governor, Jordan served as a state senator from 1976 to 1984. A service celebrating Jordan’s life will be held on Wednesday, February 19 at the West Montgomery High School Auditorium in Mt. Gilead, North Carolina.
Statement from Governor Roy Cooper:
“Today we lost a great North Carolinian with the passing of my friend and former Lt. Governor Bob Jordan. He was passionate about education and made a real difference helping people from all walks of life. Our prayers are with his entire family, especially his wife Sarah and his granddaughter Cole.”
As a show of respect, individuals, businesses, schools, municipalities, counties and other government subdivisions are encouraged to fly the flag at half-staff for the duration of time indicated.
Please note, all North Carolina flag announcements are issued in accordance to regulations outlined in the US Flag Code.