Gov. Wolf Orders Flags At Half-Staff To Honor Arnold Palmer

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Monday morning, Pennsylvania, along with the rest of the world, is remembering golf legend and Latrobe native Arnold Palmer.

Palmer passed away Sunday in Pittsburgh at the age of 87. 

Gov. Tom Wolf has ordered all Commonwealth flags at the Capitol Complex, Commonwealth facilities, and all public buildings and grounds throughout the state lowered to half-staff immediately in remembrance of the golf great.

“Arnold Palmer was the son of a groundskeeper from Latrobe, Pennsylvania, who went on to win 62 PGA tournaments, including four Masters’ green jackets, and will be remembered as one of Pennsylvania’s most beloved ambassadors,” Gov. Wolf said. “On behalf of all Pennsylvanians, Frances and I extend our deepest condolences to his family, his friends and the people of Latrobe. Arnold Palmer was known as ‘The King’ across the world but to the people of Western Pennsylvania, he was Arnie – their native son who never forgot where he came from and loyally chose to invest so much in the community where he was born and raised.”

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Flags will return to full-staff at sunset on Friday, Sept. 30, 2016.


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