Gov. Dayton orders flags flown at half-staff through June 16 in honor of Orlando victims

Gov. Dayton orders flags flown at half-staff through June 16 in honor of Orlando victims

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In accordance with the proclamation issued today by President Barack Obama, Gov. Mark Dayton has ordered all United States flags and Minnesota flags to be flown at half-staff at all state and federal buildings in the state of Minnesota.

As directed by the President, flags will be flown at half staff beginning immediately, until sunset on Thursday, June 16, 2016, as a mark of respect for the victims of the attack in Orlando, Florida.

On Sunday, June 12, 2016, a terrible act of hatred and terror was committed against innocent people in Orlando, Florida, and the victims and their families deserve our honor, respect, and remembrance.

The following is a statement from Gov. Dayton:

“The horrific act of hatred and terror in Orlando was an unfathomable attack upon all of humanity. Our hearts go out to the innocent victims of that heinous assault. Following the Order by President Obama that all federal flags be flown at half-staff until sunset on June 16, 2016, as a mark of respect for the victims, I hereby order that all flags of the state of Minnesota also be flown at half-staff for that same period of time.” 

You can view a copy of President Barack Obama’s proclamation here.

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