DOVER – With the passing of former Delaware Lieutenant Governor Gene Bookhammer, Gov. Markell has ordered the American and Delaware flags at state buildings and facilities be flown at half-staff beginning the morning of Thursday, February 28 until the beginning of business on Tuesday, March 5 as a mark of respect. Mr. Bookhammer served as Delaware’s Lieutenant Governor from 1969 to 1977. Prior to his service as lieutenant governor, Mr. Bookhammer served in the state Senate. He passed away on Saturday and services will be held Monday.