Gov. Snyder: Thoughts and prayers for Washington Navy Yard shooting victims, families

LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder today expressed condolences to the families of the Washington Navy Yard shooting victims and noted President Obama’s call for American flags to be flown at half-staff. Flags should be returned to full-staff on Friday, Sept. 20.

“The men and women of our armed forces — and the civilians who help them — work to protect and defend our country and our freedoms,” Snyder said. “They deserve our appreciation and respect.

“The senseless violence that claimed the lives of people and left others wounded in the Washington Navy Yard is unthinkable, and leaves a mark of sadness on the hearts of all Michiganders.

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families of those killed and hurt, along with their friends and colleagues and all of the brave men and women serving our country and putting themselves in harm’s way.”

President Obama has ordered United State flags be flown at half-staff at the White House and all public buildings and grounds.

When flown at half-staff or half-mast, the U. S. flag should be hoisted first to the peak for an instant and then lowered to the half-staff or half-mast position. The flag should again be raised to the peak before it is lowered for the day.

This flag order is in accordance with Executive Order 2006-10.


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