Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper has ordered flags to be lowered to half-staff immediately following this Saturday's shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh. Colorado flags will remain lowered on all public buildings until sunset Wednesday, October 31, to honor the victims.
U.S. President Donald Trump has also issued a proclamation ordering flags lowered at public buildings across the nation and at embassies and other federal facilities around the world.
Governor Hickenlooper also released a statement, saying "What happened at the Tree of Life Synagogue is purely tragic. We must be able to live in peace and to worship in total freedom, without fear of discrimination or violence. Our hearts are with the people of Pittsburgh."
October 27, 2018
HONORING THE VICTIMS OF THE TRAGEDY PITTSBURGH PENNSYLVANIA
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BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
As a mark of solemn respect for the victims of the terrible act of violence perpetrated at The Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on October 27, 2018, by the authority vested in me as President of the United States by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, I hereby order that the flag of the United States shall be flown at half-staff at the White House and upon all public buildings and grounds, at all military posts and naval stations, and on all naval vessels of the Federal Government in the District of Columbia and throughout the United States and its Territories and possessions until sunset, October 31, 2018. I also direct that the flag shall be flown at half-staff for the same length of time at all United States embassies, legations, consular offices, and other facilities abroad, including all military facilities and naval vessels and stations.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-seventh day of October, in the year of our Lord two thousand eighteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-third.
DONALD J. TRUMP