Alex Reuss, 402-471-1970
Justin Pinkerman, 402-471-1967
Press release :
Flags will fly at half mast in honor of Shinzo Abe, former Prime Minister of Japan
LINCOLN– Today, Governor Pete Ricketts, in accordance with a proclamation from the White House, announced that all American and Nebraska flags were to be flown at half mast until sunset July 10.e in honor of Shinzo Abe, former Prime Minister of Japan. Abe served as Japan’s prime minister from 2006 to 2007 and again from 2012 to 2020.
“Shinzo Abe was a great statesman, whose leadership and effective diplomacy had an impact far beyond Japan’s borders. During his tenure, Prime Minister Abe helped develop meaningful trade and investment partnerships between Nebraska and Japan. I am grateful to have had the opportunity to personally thank him during a trade mission to Tokyo a few years ago. Nebraska’s prayers accompany Japan as it mourns its death.
The flags are currently flying at half mast until sunset on July 9e in remembrance of the victims of the shooting in Highland Park, Illinois. The flags will remain at half mast until sunset on Sunday July 10e in memory of the former Japanese Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe.
The proclamation is available by clicking here.