Governor Steve Beshear's Communications Office
Governor Beshear orders flags to half-staff in honor of Oak Creek, Wisconsin victims
FRANKFORT, Ky.– Gov. Steve Beshear has directed that flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff until sundown on Aug. 10, 2012, in honor of the victims of the Oak Creek, Wis., shooting tragedy.
This order follows a proclamation from President Barack Obama ordering the flag of the United States to be flown at half-staff at the White House and other federal buildings to honor the victims.
“Sunday’s attack at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin was an appalling and unnecessary act of violence,” said Gov. Beshear. “Kentucky stands to honor the victims of this assault and our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims, their families and all others who were affected by this tragedy.”
Gov. Beshear encourages individuals, businesses, organizations and government agencies to join in this tribute.
Flag status information is available at www.governor.ky.gov/flagstatus.htm.