Florida’s Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis said that the state will be lowering its flags to half-mast to honor Rush Limbaugh in the wake of his death from lung cancer, Fox News reports.
According to Fox News, DeSantis was “pressed” to honor the conservative radio legend and said that the honor would take place after the burial date is announced. Lowering flags to half-mast is often done to remember significant American figures or national tragedies after their deaths.
“What we do when there’s things of this magnitude, once the date of internment for Rush is announced, we’re going to be lowering the flags to half-staff,” DeSantis said, according to the Tampa Bay Times.
DeSantis eulogized Limbaugh during a Fox & Friends appearance on Thursday, saying Limbaugh “obviously was a legend in his field, really incomparable.”
“He had me on when he was running for governor and I was getting the tar kicked out of me every day … I was honored to appear on his show a couple times. We are going to miss him dearly,” DeSantis said.
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