American Flags and Florida Flags to fly at half-staff beginning Thursday, March 14th in the State of Florida in honor of former Governor Reubin Askew. Askew was the 37th Governor of Florida and was the first to serve consecutive four year terms. He was a veteran of both the US Army, he enlisted in 1946, and the US Air Force, he served during the Korean War. His career in politics started in 1958 when he was elected to the Florida House of Representatives. He went on to serve in the Florida Senate in 1962. Askew begin his first term as Governor in 1970.
Flags are to remain at half-staff until the day of interment, which has not yet been determined.