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President Biden, Gov. Gordon order flags to half-staff through sunset Friday

The flags are to fly half-staff through sunset Friday, March 31.

U.S. and State of Wyoming flags being flown at half-staff. (Gregory Hirst, Oil City File)

CASPER, Wyo. — Gov. Mark Gordon is ordering both the U.S. and Wyoming flags to be flown at half-staff immediately in honor and remembrance of the shooting victims in Nashville, Tennessee.

The order comes at the direction of President Joe Biden, a governor’s press release states. The flags are to fly at half-staff through sunset Friday, March 31.

The New York Times reported that six people, three of them children, were killed at Covenant School, a private Christian elementary school.

The presidential proclamation follows:

A Proclamation on Honoring the Victims of the Tragedy in Nashville, Tennessee

As a mark of respect for the victims of the senseless acts of violence perpetrated on March 27, 2023, in Nashville, Tennessee, 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, March 31, 2023. 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 March, in the year of our Lord two thousand twenty-three, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-seventh.