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FDR’s Death, April 1945 Flags at Half-Staff for 30 Days

Flag at half staff, 1945.

Franklin D. Roosevelt died on April 12, 1945, early in his fourth term as U.S. president. In response, Illinois Gov. Dwight H. Green ordered flags at all public buildings set at half staff for thirty days.
Seen here is the flag in front of Old Main on the Illinois State Normal University campus a day or two after Green’s order. This venerable old building was torn down in 1958.

Bill Kemp

Bill Kemp

Bill Kemp is the Librarian at the McLean County Museum of History

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