Bismarck  (CSi)  – Gov. Doug Burgum has directed all government agencies to fly the US and ND flags at half-staff on Tues July 23 and encourages North Dakotans to do the same at their homes and businesses, as a sign of respect for the memory and longstanding service of retired U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice John Paul Stevens on the day of his interment.

Stevens died Tuesday, July 16, at age 99. He had served 34 years on the Supreme Court.

The governor’s directive is in accordance with a proclamation issued by President Donald Trump.