President, Governor Direct Flags be Flown at Half StaffAs a mark of respect for the memory and longstanding service of John Paul Stevens, retired Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, President Donald Trump has ordered that flags be flown at half-staff, "Upon all public buildings and grounds, at all military posts and naval stations, and on all naval vessels of the Federal Government in the District of Columbia and throughout the United States and its Territories and possessions until sunset" on July 23, 2019.
New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo has likewise ordered flags to be flown at half staff on July 24, 2019, in honor of longtime Manhatten District Attorney Robert Morgenthau.
"I am deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Robert Morgenthau, a true New York hero whose dedication to public service and the law was matched only by the impact he had on the young prosecutors and lawyers like me who worked for him," said Cuomo.
"He did his work with humility and integrity, and created the prestige of the DA's office — and New York is a better place because of him. I keep my assistant district attorney badge from the time I worked for Mr. Morgenthau on my desk as a daily reminder of his unrelenting pursuit of justice."