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Gov. Stitt Orders Flags Flown at Half-Staff to Honor Former U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn

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Posted at 11:17 AM, Mar 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-30 12:20:16-04

Governor Kevin Stitt announced today that all American and Oklahoma flags on state property to be lowered to half-staff on March 30 in remembrance of former U.S. Senator Tom Coburn.

U.S. Senator Tom Coburn passed away on Saturday at the age of 72.

“We lost a giant [Saturday] – an Oklahoma legend,” said Gov. Stitt. “Dr. Coburn devoted his life to serving others both by way of his career as a physician and by tirelessly fighting for our country as a true statesman.

“Our state and our nation is better because of the lessons in fiscal responsibility we’ve learned from Dr. Coburn and I pray especially in these trying times ahead of us that we can find ways to ensure his legacy lives on.”

Officials say a memorial service announcement will happen in the coming weeks.

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