LINCOLN – Governor Pete Ricketts, in accordance with a proclamation from the White House, announced that all U.S. and Nebraska flags are to be flown at half-staff to honor Senator Bob Dole, who passed away on Sunday.
Flags will be flown at half-staff until sunset on December 9, 2021. The proclamation can be found by clicking here.
–Gov. Ricketts released the following statement on Senator Dole’s passing
“Bob Dole dedicated his life to our nation—as a soldier, Senator, and advocate for Americans with disabilities. Having been severely injured in World War II, Senator Dole knew firsthand the sacrifices made by our veterans, and he championed their interests throughout his life. Susanne and I send our deepest condolences to the Dole family as they grieve his loss.”
Other reactions to the death of Bob Dole
-U.S. Senator Deb Fischer, R. Neb.
“Bob Dole led a remarkable life of service to our nation. He was an American hero. After recovering from severe injuries in World War II, he transitioned to a different type of service. He represented the people of Kansas in the U.S House and then the U.S. Senate for more than 30 years and in 1996, was the Republican nominee for President of the United States.
Bruce and I send our deepest sympathies to Elizabeth and the entire Dole family and we honor Senator Bob Dole’s patriotism and service to this country.”
-Rep. Jeff Fortenberry, R-Neb.
“It’s painful to watch The Greatest Generation pass, but I will always remember an intimate interaction I had with Senator Dole at the World War II Memorial in Washington, when he greeted the Veterans Honor Flights. Perhaps his character was best displayed when, lifted from his wheelchair, he saluted the casket of his long-time political rival President George H.W. Bush. May this great American stateman and war hero rest in peace.”