(WXYZ) — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has ordered that all American and Michigan flags to be lowered to half-staff on Monday, May 13 to honor the life of late Judge Damon Keith.
Whitmer has made the order for the flags within the State Capitol complex and on all state buildings.
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- “Judge Damon Keith was a civil rights icon. In his decades of public service, he stood up for what was right, even if it meant facing attacks and threats from others,” Whitmer said. “Because of his strength, his determination, and his commitment to ending racism in our country, Michigan is grateful and better for it. We should honor Judge Keith’s legacy by working together to build a Michigan where everybody, no matter who they are or where they come from, can get ahead.”
Residents, businesses, schools, local governments and other organizations are also encouraged to display flags at half-staff to honor Keith, who died last on April 28 at his home in Detroit. Visitation is scheduled for Saturday, May 11 with his funeral in Detroit on Monday the 13th.