At least that’s who I’m thinking about when I see the lowered flags.
A couple of years ago they were lowered for Ray Charles.
But I’m really getting sick of old presidents stealing the spotlight when great musicians are making their final exits. Before Ray Charles, Kurt Cobain was the previous victim of this. There are probably more.
Here in Michigan, it seems like the flag is always at half-mast. Each time a Michigan soldier is killed in Iraq or one of the other forgotten war zones such as Afganistan or Somalia, the state gov asks for the flags to be flown at half mast. Lately, it seems like the poor flag needs viagra to get back up again!