Flags to Half-Staff until Friday, Sept. 20 in Honor of Washington, D.C. Navy Yard Shooting Victims

September 17, 2013

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, Sept. 17
Contact: Adrienne Bennett, Press Secretary, 207-287-2531

AUGUSTA – In honor of the victims, and in coordination with President Obama's proclamation, Governor Paul R. LePage has ordered the lowering of flags on all public buildings and grounds to half-staff effective immediately until sunset Friday, September 20, as a mark of respect for the victims of the shootings at the Navy Yard in Washington, D.C.

Governor Paul R. LePage has issued the following statement:

"On behalf of all Mainers, our heartfelt prayers and condolences go out to those victims, their families and everyone affected by this senseless tragedy. We grieve with fellow Americans and recognize those who dedicate themselves to protecting America and the very freedoms we all share, which are safeguarded by men and women like those at the Navy Yard.”