SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KCAU) — Flags will fly half-staff to honor the death of Senator Bob Dole.

President Biden has released a proclamation that all U.S. flags should be flown at half-staff in honor of Senator Dole until sunset on December 11.

Due to the proclamation, it has been announced by both Governor Kristi Noem and Governor Pete Ricketts that flags in South Dakota and Nebraska shall also be flown at half-staff.

“Senator Dole exemplified statesmanship,” said Governor Noem. “He was a great American and a dedicated patriot. He will be missed.”

“Bob Dole dedicated his life to our nation—as a soldier, Senator, and advocate for Americans with disabilities,” Governor Ricketts said. “Having been severely injured in World War II, Senator Dole knew firsthand the sacrifices made by our veterans, and he championed their interests throughout his life. Susanne and I send our deepest condolences to the Dole family as they grieve his loss.”

Kim Reynolds released an announcement for Iowa stating flags will be half-staff on the State Capitol Building and all public buildings, grounds, and facilities throughout the state.

“Sen. Dole was an American hero who holds a special place in the hearts of Iowans,” Gov. Reynolds said. “Known for a time as our third senator, he was a man of principle, wit, and courage. Kevin and I invite all Iowans to join us in honoring and celebrating a life truly well lived.” 

Senator Dole passed away early Sunday morning.