Gov. Kim Reynolds has ordered all flags in Iowa to be lowered to half-staff Thursday in honor of former Lt. Gov. and U.S. Senator, Roger Jepsen. The order will be in effect from sunrise to sunset on Thursday, Nov. 19. Jepsen was lieutenant governor under Gov. Robert Ray from 1968 to 1973 and was elected to one term in the upper chamber in 1978. Reynolds says, “As a paratrooper in the U.S. Army, a Scott County Supervisor, a state senator, Lt. Governor and U.S. Senator, Roger Jepsen’s entire life has been about selfless service to our state and country. Throughout his political career, he championed lower taxes, a strong national defense, and was an influential voice for our farmers. My prayers go out to his family and loved ones, and I join all Iowans in commemorating the legacy he leaves behind.” Flags will be at half-staff on the State Capitol Building, flag displays in the Capitol Complex and all public buildings, grounds and facilities throughout the state. A private burial is scheduled on Thursday at Memorial Park Cemetery in Davenport, and individuals, businesses, schools, municipalities, counties and other government subdivisions are also encouraged to fly flags at half-staff as a sign of respect.