Borough Flags to Fly at Half Staff in Honor of Gen. Colin Powell

General Powell

A Messsage from Mayor Hepkins:

The Borough Flags are being flown at Half Staff until the end of the month in honor of General Colin Powell – American hero, Diplomat, National Security Advisor, Chairman the Joint Chiefs of Staff and Secretary of State – who passed away on October 18, 2021.

He served our country as a soldier in the U.S. Army (and earned two Purple Hearts for being wounded in Vietnam). He would rise to the rank of four star general. He officially served thereafter in cabinet positions under Republican Administrations. He then broke ranks to endorse both President Barack Obama and Joe Biden after serving under and endorsing Presidents Reagan, George H. W. Bush and George W. Bush.

Our country owes him a debt of gratitude for being a trailblazer and pioneer in being the many of firsts. In addition, he will always be remembered as a consummate gentleman. May his legacy continue to encourage us all in what is good and right in America, and may his soul forever rest in peace.


Mayor Rohan Hepkins