Flags Lowered In Memory Of Billy Graham

Brian Coddington, 509.625.6740

Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 10:07 a.m.

Spokane Mayor David Condon, following a declaration by President Donald Trump, has directed that United States and Washington State flags at all City facilities be lowered to half-staff on March 2 in remembrance of Rev. Billy Graham.

Rev. Graham also known as “America’s Pastor” rose to national prominence in 1948. He consulted and prayed with every U.S. President from Dwight Eisenhower to Barack Obama. Rev. Graham even received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1983 from former President Ronald Reagan.

“Rev. Billy Graham’s importance to our country’s history has spanned generations,” Condon said. “We encourage anyone with a flag outside their home or business to join us in this recognition to honor his memory.”

Rev. Graham passed away on February 21 at the age of 99. On February 28, Graham became the fourth private civilian to line in honor at the U.S. Capitol Rotunda. Rev. Billy Graham’s private funeral service will be held at the Billy Graham Library in Charlotte, North Carolina on March 2.