George Floyd memorial service in North Carolina
RAEFORD, NC (WTVD) — George Floyd’s life will be remembered and honored in a second memorial service on Saturday, this time in Raeford, North Carolina, near where he was born.
The memorial will consist of a public viewing and private family service and is expected to be both a celebration of his life and a mourning of a man whose death at the hands of police has sparked protests nationwide and calls for an end to racial injustice.
The sheriff’s office is expecting 30,000 to 40,000 people to come pay their respects.
Governor Roy Cooper ordered all North Carolina flags at state facilities to be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Saturday in honor of Floyd, who is originally from Fayetteville.