Archive for Monday, May 9, 2011

Kansas governor orders flags lowered for Rep. Rocky Fund

May 9, 2011


— Gov. Sam Brownback has ordered that flags across Kansas be flown at half-staff in honor of Rep. Rocky Fund, who died April 28 after a battle with cancer.

Brownback issued the order to apply from sunrise to sunset Monday. Fund, a Republican from Holton, was buried May 2.

The governor says he chose not to honor Fund on the day of his funeral because it coincided with the announcement that U.S. forces had killed Osama bin Laden. Brownback says he wanted to avoid any confusion.

Brownback praised Fund for his service in the U.S. Air Force and to residents in his northeast Kansas House district.


Steve Jacob 7 years ago

Talking about Brownback, he will be in KCK Wed to announce FARM AID at the new Livestrong Park (soccer stadium). Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp and Dave Matthews are already on the bill for this year's Farm Aid.

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