Beshear orders flags lowered in honor of Navy Yard shooting victims

September 17, 2013 | | Comments 0

Gov. Steve Beshear has directed that flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff until sundown on Sept. 20, 2013, in honor of the victims of Monday’s Washington Navy Yard shooting tragedy.

Beshear’s order follows a proclamation from President Barack Obama ordering flags to be flown at half-staff at the White House and other federal buildings to honor the victims.

“The Washington Navy Yard shooting was a senseless, unwarranted and sordid act of violence,” said Beshear. “Kentuckians and all Americans stand with the Washington community as we grieve and pray for the victims, their friends and families.”

Beshear encouraged individuals, businesses, organizations and government agencies to join in the tribute.

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–Jack Brammer

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