Flags ordered lowered for victims of Highland Park Shooting

Gov. Eric Holcomb and Gov. Gretchen Whitmer have ordered flags to half staff to honor the victims of the mass shooting in Highland Park, Illinois.

President Joe Biden issued an order Monday that US flags should be flown at half-staff until sunset, Saturday July 9.

As a mark of respect for the victims of the senseless acts of gun violence perpetrated on our Independence Day, July 4, 2022, in Highland Park, Illinois, by the authority vested in me as President of the United States by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, I hereby order that the flag of the United States shall be flown at half-staff at the White House and upon all public buildings and grounds, at all military posts and naval stations, and on all naval vessels of the Federal Government in the District of Columbia and throughout the United States and its Territories and possessions until sunset, July 9, 2022.  I also direct that the flag shall be flown at half-staff for the same length of time at all United States embassies, legations, consular offices, and other facilities abroad, including all military facilities and naval vessels and stations.

Gov. Holcomb is asking businesses and residents in Indiana to lower their flags.

Gov. Whitmer ordered flags within the State Capitol Complex and all state properties to be lowered to half staff through sunset on Saturday.

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