Governor Whitmer directs flags to half-staff for Kabul victims

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer is ordering U.S. and Michigan flags within the State Capitol Complex and on public buildings and grounds to be flown at half-staff to honor and remember the U.S. service members who died in the August 26 attack in Kabul, Afghanistan.

“We are forever indebted to the heroic service members, who laid down their lives in service to our nation to protect those seeking safety and freedom,” Governor Whitmer said. “The attack in Afghanistan is a global tragedy, and my thoughts are with the loved ones of those killed, the troops who were injured in the attack, and the countless Afghans killed and injured. We are praying for the safety of the U.S. service members still on the ground in Afghanistan continuing the mission.” 

Flags should be flown at half-staff through August 30 across the state.

Michigan schools, business, residents, local governments, and other organizations are encouraged to display the flag at half-staff as well.

Flags should be returned to full staff on August 31.

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