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Flag-lowering extended to honor Bob Dole

Republican challenger Bob Dole, left, waves to the crowd alongside President Bill Clinton at the conclusion of their first debate on Oct. 6, 1996, in Hartford, Connecticut. Oregon Gov. Kate Brown ordered flags at half staff in honor of Bob Dole, who died Sunday at the age of 98.(Jon Levy/AFP/Getty Images/TNS)

Gov. Kate Brown has extended an earlier flag-lowering order in remembrance of longtime Kansas senator and 1996 presidential candidate Robert Joseph Dole.

Flags shall now remain at half staff at all public institutions through midnight, Dec. 11, according to a release issued by the governor’s office Thursday.

The governor earlier this week ordered flags to be lowered until Thursday in honor of Sen. Dole, who died Sunday at the age of 98, as well as in honor of those who lost their life in the attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941.

The extension is in line with a similar presidential proclamation Thursday in honor of Sen. Dole.

Brown said in a statement Monday that Dole leaves behind a legacy “of patriotism and service.

“From his time on the battlefields of World War II to his decades of service in the Senate chambers, Senator Dole lived his life in service to our country,” Brown stated. “Dan and I hold his family in our hearts as we honor his memory.”

Flags were also ordered at half staff an extra day to honor National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day.

"We benefit every day from the bravery and sacrifice of our United States service members, and especially owe a debt of gratitude to the people who served and gave their lives in Pearl Harbor and World War II to defend our nation," Brown stated.