Flags Lowered For General Colin L. Powell

Brian Coddington, Communications Director, 509.625.6740

Monday, October 18, 2021 at 4:58 p.m.

Spokane Mayor Nadine Woodward has ordered flags at all city facilities to remain lowered to coincide with President Joseph R. Biden’s directive that state and U.S. flags at all state agency facilities remain lowered, in remembrance of General Colin L. Powell.

“General Colin Powell was our nation’s first black U.S. Secretary of State; he was a trailblazer,” said Mayor Woodward. “We encourage anyone with a flag outside of their home or business to join us in honoring General Powell.”

Today, Monday, Oct. 18, General Powell died of complications from COVID-19. Flags will remain at half-staff until sunset on Friday, Oct. 22.