Wolf orders flags to half-staff in honor of Peres

Shimon Peres
Former Israeli President Shimon Peres speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in Jerusalem, Monday, Nov. 2, 2015. In an unprecedented seven-decade political career, Shimon Peres has been there for all the highs and lows of Israel's tumultuous history. Now, amid another wave of violence, the indomitable 92-year-old elder statesman of Israeli politics worries that if the government doesn't change its ways Israel could be mired in an eternal state of conflict with the Palestinians that endangers its Jewish-majority status. (AP Photo/Dan Balilty)

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – Governor Tom Wolf has ordered flags to half-staff to honor Israel’s former president and prime minister, Shimon Peres, who died this week.

In unity with the proclamation by President Obama, all United States and Commonwealth flags must be lowered at the Capitol Complex, Commonwealth facilities and all public buildings and grounds throughout the state until sunset on Friday.

All Pennsylvanians are invited to participate.

Peres, a Nobel Prize winner, died early Wednesday at the age of 93. He spent seven decades in politics and has been praised by world leaders for his pursuit of peace in the Middle East.

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