Snap o' the day: Flags for Owen Pickett

news-halfstaffpickettVirginia lost a congressman.

Some wondered if the flags at half-staff at City Hall on November 3, the day after Dem Congressman Tom Perriello was defeated, was the official sign of mourning in a heavily Dem city. Not true. On a site we'd never heard of–-–- we learn that Governor Bob McDonnell ordered all United States and Virginia flags at local, state and federal buildings lowered in respect and memory for former congressman and legislator Owen Pickett, who served eight terms in the House of Representatives for eastern Virginia's 2nd District.

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