Burgum orders flags flown at half-staff in memory of Billy Graham

FILE - In this Dec. 20, 2010 file photo, evangelist Billy Graham, 92, speaks during an interview at the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association headquarters in Charlotte, N.C. Graham, who died Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, at his home in North Carolina's mountains at age 99, reached hundreds of millions of listeners around the world with his rallies and his pioneering use of television. Graham's body will be brought to his hometown of Charlotte on Saturday, Feb. 24, as part of a procession expected to draw crowds of well-wishers. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond, File)
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BISMARCK, N.D. (Valley News Live) -- Gov. Doug Burgum has directed all North Dakota government agencies to fly the U.S. and state flags at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Friday as a mark of respect for the memory of Billy Graham.

Individuals and businesses also are encouraged to fly flags at half-staff during the same period.

The governor’s directive is in accordance with a proclamation issued by President Donald Trump to lower flags to half-staff on March 2 for the interment of Graham.

Graham died Feb. 21 at the age of 99.