Governor Bryan Orders Flags Flown at Half-staff In Honor of Former Senator, Humanitarian Edgar M. Iles

US VIRGIN ISLANDS –– During Monday’s Government House Weekly Press briefing, Governor Albert Bryan Jr. ordered that all U.S. flags in the Territory fly at half-staff in Memory of former Senator and humanitarian Edgar M. Iles.

“As a veteran of the Korean War, former four-term senator, Rotarian, and 40-year employee of the Government of the Virgin Islands, there is no question that service was senator Iles’ calling. His life and his many contributions to our community are a true telling of what it means to be a humanitarian,” Governor Bryan said during the weekly briefing on Monday.

All flags should be flown half-staff all day until sunset.

Please ensure that any American flags being flown at the workplace are properly raised fully, then lowered immediately to half-staff from sunrise until sunset.

All flags being flown outdoors must be lowered at the end of the day/sunset unless the flagpoles are properly lit at night. 

The Bryan-Roach Administration is committed to transparency, stabilizing the economy, restoring trust in the government and ensuring that recovery projects are completed as quickly as possible. Visit

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