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Walker orders Wis. flags to half-staff to honor Nelson Mandela

MADISON, Wisconsin (WXOW) - Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker ordered flags across the state to half-staff to honor Nelson Mandela.

Mandela passed away Thursday at the age of 95.

Governor Walker issued a statement on Mandela's death. "Nelson Mandela was an inspiring man, who stood as a distinct symbol of hope in the anti-apartheid movement and unified the country of South Africa as its first black president.  The courage and bravery Mandela exhibited in the face of injustice inspired not only his nation, but also the world."

Both U.S. and Wisconsin flags will fly at half-staff starting Friday and ending at sunset on Monday, December 9.

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