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Whitmer orders flags lowered in honor of former state Sen. Morris Hood III

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Posted at 6:10 PM, Nov 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-03 18:10:42-05

LANSING, Mich. — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has ordered U.S. and Michigan flags in the state capitol complex to be lowered Wednesday in honor of the late Sen. Morris Hood III.

The flags will be lowered in honor of memorial activities that are scheduled for Thursday, a news release said.

Hood, who died from COVID-19 complications in the spring, served in Michigan’s 3rd Senate District in Dearborn, Melvindale and Detroit for eight years.

He also served three terms representing the state’s 11th House district.

“Morris was a dear friend of mine who was a strong and selfless leader for Detroiters and Michiganders alike,” Whitmer said. “Mo’s calm and compassionate leadership is a reminder to us all to work alongside one another to serve this great state. By lowering the flags, we honor his life, his wit and his long-lasting legacy of equality and unity. My sincere love and prayers go out to his family, friends and all those who continue to grieve his loss.”

Flags should be returned to full-staff Thursday.