Apr 20, 2021 - Politics & Policy

Biden orders flags at half-staff to honor Walter Mondale

U.S. President Joe Biden pauses during a meeting in the Oval Office of the White House
President Biden pauses during a meeting with the leadership of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus in the Oval Office of the White House April 20 in Washington, D.C. Photo: by Doug Mills-Pool/Getty Images

President Joe Biden ordered flags to be flown at half-staff on Tuesday to honor former Vice President Walter Mondale who died Monday at age 93.

What he's saying: "Today, our Nation mourns the loss of one of our Nation’s most dedicated patriots and public servants," Biden said in his proclamation.

Context: Flags were expected to remain at half-mast through sunset Tuesday evening in memory of eight people killed last week in a mass shooting at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis.

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