Louisiana Governor, John Bel Edwards, has ordered flags to be at half staff in remembrance of the life and service of Maurice Edward "Moon" Landrieu. Landrieu was a strong opponent against segregation and led the way for civil rights in Louisiana, and has been mentioned in a variety of news articles this week, including The Washington Post. Words cannot express the dedication Maurice Edward "Moon" Landrieu had to his home state of Louisiana, but Governor Edwards comes close in his declaration where he states that, "Moon...was a lifelong public servant and visionary leader who answered the call to service without hesitation."
All citizens of Louisiana are invited to display respect and honor for Moon and his family by putting their flag at half staff September 6-10.
Read more about the proclamation here: Proclamation.