Gov. Whitmer lowering flags to honor former Congressman John Conyers

Posted at 5:57 AM, Nov 01, 2019

Governor Gretchen Whitmer has ordered U.S. and Michigan flags within public buildings to be lowered to half-staff in honor of former Congressman John Conyers.

Flags will be lowered from Monday, Nov. 4 through Sunday, Nov. 10. to honor Conyers' life and service.

“Congressman John Conyers was a lifelong Detroiter who was deeply committed to the city and to those he represented,” Whitmer said. “His impact on our state, whether by spearheading reforms in criminal justice and voting rights in Congress or through his lifetime of civil rights activism, will not be forgotten. I extend my deepest condolences to Congressman Conyers’ family for their loss.”

Conyers was the longest-serving African American in Congress after nearly 53 years in office. His funeral service will be held on Nov. 4 at Greater Grace Temple in Detroit.