Burgum, Cramer comment on queen’s passing

Gov. Doug Burgum and Sen. Kevin Cramer released statements on the passing of Queen Elizabeth II, Britain’s longest-reigning monarch, who died Thursday at the age of 96.

“Queen Elizabeth II served the Commonwealth with grace, dignity and compassion for a remarkable 70 years, inspiring many with her shining example of duty and service,” said Burgum. “Kathryn and I join the world in mourning her passing and offering our deepest condolences to the Royal Family.”

Cramer said, “Queen Elizabeth II maintained the grace and dignity of the monarchy for 70 years under her steadfast leadership. Her Majesty will be missed and the world joins the United Kingdom in mourning. May she Rest in Peace.”

Burgum directed all government agencies to fly the United States and North Dakota flags at half-staff, and encourages North Dakotans to do the same at their homes and businesses, in honor and remembrance of Queen Elizabeth II.

The governor’s directive is in accordance with a proclamation issued by President Joe Biden. Flags are to be flown at half-staff until sunset on the day of interment.


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