The United Nations Dishonored Ronald Reagan?-Fiction!

The United Nations Dishonored Ronald Reagan by Not Flying The U.N. Flag Half-Mast-Fiction!

Summary of eRumor:

A short message that says the United Nations honored Yassar Arafat by flying the U.N. flag at half-mast, but not honor Ronald Reagan in the same way.

The Truth:

It is true that the U.N. flag did not fly at half-mast when Ronald Reagan died, but it was not an act of disrespect to Mr. Reagan.
According to the U.N., its flag is flown at half-mast whenever a world leader dies in office such as Yassar Arafat.
Ronald Reagan did not die in office so the flag was not lowered.

Last updated 12/28/04