Governor Kitzhaber orders flags immediately lowered to half-staff in memory of the victims of Navy Yard shooting


Flags to be lowered immediately by order of the President of the United States until sundown on Friday, September 20, 2013


(Salem, OR) — Today Governor Kitzhaber ordered all flags at public institutions throughout Oregon be lowered immediately to half-staff until Friday, September 20, 2013, in remembrance of the victims of the Navy Yard shooting. “My thoughts and prayers are with the victims, their families and their friends during this very difficult time,” said Governor Kitzhaber. “While there's much we don't yet know about this tragedy, we are comforted by the quick reaction of first responders who were once again called to action.”