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Governor directs flags be flown at half-staff in honor of Hank Aaron

Gov. Kay Ivey released the following statement in response to Aaron’s death.

Baseball hall of famer Hank Aaron. (VIA BASEBALL HALL OF FAME)

Gov. Kay Ivey has direct flags to be flown at half-staff to honor baseball hall of fame inductee Henry Louis “Hank” Aaron, who died on Jan. 22. Ivey released the following statement in response to Aaron’s death.

“I am directing flags be flown at half-staff immediately to honor baseball Hall of Famer, Henry Louis ‘Hank’ Aaron, who passed away this morning, January 22, 2021.

“A native of Mobile, Hammerin’ Hank set numerous home run records throughout his baseball career, which ranged from the Negro Leagues to the Major Leagues. From his legendary career to his civil rights activism, he inspired many young boys and girls to pursue their dreams and pursue excellence in whatever they do. Alabama is incredibly proud of our native son, and his legacy will forever be etched in history.

“On behalf of the state of Alabama, I extend my deepest sympathies to Hank’s family, friends and former teammates.

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