FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. – Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has announced that U.S. and state flags in Connecticut will fly at half-staff this week in honor of the victims of Sunday night's mass shooting in Las Vegas.
Malloy made his announcement in accordance with a proclamation from President Donald Trump directing flags to be lowered to honor the victims of the shooting, which left at least 50 people dead and hundreds injured. Flags in Connecticut will fly at half-staff until sunset on Friday, Oct. 6.
Accordingly, since no flag should fly higher than the U.S. flag, all other flags – including state, municipal, corporate, or otherwise – should also be lowered during this same duration of time.
“Our hearts are breaking for the Las Vegas community. This morning, our nation woke up to yet another senseless tragedy - one that we have seen repeated far too many times," Malloy said Monday. "While we do not know all the details of what took place in Las Vegas - we are incredibly grateful to the first responders and the everyday citizens who bravely risked their lives to save others. We send our sincerest condolences to those who have lost loved ones and we pray for the recovery of the survivors. To all those impacted by last night’s shooting - Connecticut stands with you. “
Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman said, “We join the country in mourning the citizens who were killed in Las Vegas last night. Our thoughts are with the injured, and with the families who were plunged into the horror of waiting for news on their loved ones. I want to commend the first responders and other citizens who acted with bravery and courage despite the terrible events. Their actions saved lives and we thank them for what they did to protect residents.”
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