Gov. Tomblin Orders All U.S. and State Flags Lowered
Written by Your 5News Team
Created on April 16, 2013 @ 3:21PM
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -In accordance with a Presidential proclamation, Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has ordered all U.S. and State flags flown at state facilities be lowered to half-staff effective immediately in honor of the victims of the tragedy in Boston and to support the people of Boston, Massachusetts. Flags shall be flown at half-staff until sunset, Saturday, April 20, 2013.
"Joanne and I continue to pray for the victims and families affected by this act of terror," Gov. Tomblin said. "I ask all West Virginians to keep them in their thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time."
Gov. Tomblin also issued the following statement regarding the state's response to the Boston Marathon explosions on Monday.
"Our thoughts and prayers are with those affected by today's tragic events in Boston. We are monitoring information through the West Virginia Intelligence Fusion Center. No specific threats to West Virginia have been identified at this time."
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