Gov. Rick Snyder lowers flags in honor of former state Rep. Maxine Berman

LANSING, Mich. - Gov. Rick Snyder has ordered U.S. and Michigan flags to be lowered to half-staff on Monday, March 5, within the state capitol complex in honor of former state Rep. Maxine Berman who died Friday, March 2.

“Maxine leaves behind an incredible legacy as an advocate for women’s rights and health,” Snyder said. “I send my condolences to her family and friends during this time.”

Berman taught English for several years at Oak Park High School and later served in the Michigan House of Representatives from 1983-1996. During her time in the legislature, she led the push for the creation of national standards for mammography facilities.

A service in her honor will be held on Monday, March 5, at 3 p.m. at Ira Kaufman Chapel located at 18325 W. Nine Mile Road in Southfield.

This flag order is in accordance with Executive Order 2013-10. Michigan residents, businesses, schools, local governments and other organizations are encouraged to display the flag at half-staff. Flags should be returned to full staff on Tuesday, March 6.

When flown at half-staff or half-mast, the U.S. flag should be hoisted first to the peak for an instant and then lowered to the half-staff or half-mast position. The flag should again be raised to the peak before it is lowered for the day.