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Gov. Hickenlooper orders flags lowered in honor of Scott Carpenter

DENVER — Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today ordered flags be lowered to half-staff statewide on all public buildings on Saturday, Nov. 2, in honor of astronaut Scott Carpenter. Flags should be lowered from sunrise to sunset.


“We remember and honor Scott Carpenter as a great Coloradan and great American,” Hickenlooper said. “Scott was a true 20th-century American hero, who served his country through war and peacetime. Scott was a pure Westerner whose courageous explorations in both ocean and space helped to educate, inspire and lead a nation to explore and challenge our natural limits. We offer our condolences to Scott’s family and friends.”


Carpenter died Oct. 10. His memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 1419 Pine St., Boulder.