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Governor orders flags flown at half-staff
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Flags were lowered to half staff at the Liberty County Justice Center today. - photo by Lainey Standiford

Today Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal signed an order directing that flags on government property be flown at half-staff for the next three days, in mourning for those killed and wounded during a hate crime shooting at a Pittsburgh, Penn., synagogue Saturday.


The executive order reads:


On  Saturday,   October  27,  2018,  horror   struck  when  an  armed gunman  entered  the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and  tragically  killed  11 people  and  injured  several others; and...


The people of Georgia share the grief of the families and friends of those who were injured  or killed, and we pray for their comfort and healing in the days to come; and


As a mark of respect for the victims of this tragic attack, the President of the United States has ordered the flag of the United States be flown at half-staff on all public buildings and grounds.



Now, therefore, in honor and as a mark of respect for those affected by this tragedy, pursuant to the authority vested in me as governor of the State of Georgia, it is hereby, that, in conjunction with the Proclamation by the President of the United States, the flag of the United States and flag of the Great State of Georgia should be flown at half-staff on all state buildings and grounds until sunset on Wednesday, October 31, 2018.


This 29th day of October, 2018.





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