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Governor Sam Brownback orders flags lowered to honor victims of the shootings in California

by Eileen Hawley | Dec 03, 2015

In accordance with Executive Order 10-12, Governor Sam Brownback today ordered flags in Kansas to be flown at half-staff from sun-up to sun-down through Monday, Dec. 7.

The White House today issued a proclamation for flags across the nation to remain lowered through Dec. 7 and returned to full staff at 12 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 8.

“The Lt. Governor and I extend our deepest sympathies to the victims of these shootings,” said Governor Brownback. “I encourage all Kansans to take a moment to pray for the victims and their families.”

The lowering of the flags to honor the victims of the California shootings also extends through Pearl Harbor Day. Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day commemorates the attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii and honors the memory of the more than 2,000 American sailors, soldiers and Marines who lost their lives on Dec. 7, 1941 following the attack by the Imperial Japanese Navy.  The attack on Pearl Harbor forced America’s entry into World War II. 

For email alerts when the Governor orders flags to half-staff, please visit http://governor.ks.gov/subscribe-to-flag-honors.

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