Governor Directs Flags to Half-Staff to Honor Victims of Terrorist Attack in Nice, France

July 15, 2016

For Immediate Release: Friday, July 15, 2016
Contact: Adrienne Bennett, Press Secretary, 207-287-2531

AUGUSTA – In respect for the victims of the terrorist attack on Bastille Day, Thursday, July 14 in Nice, France, Governor Paul R. LePage has directed the United States flag and the State of Maine flag be flown at half-staff immediately until sunset on Tuesday, July 19 at sunset.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and loved ones of the victims who were killed or injured in this senseless and horrific terrorist attack on one of our allies,” said Governor LePage. “We were heartbroken to hear of the American father and his young son from Texas who were among the victims in the attack. Ann and I send our condolences and pray for all of those affected by this tragedy.”