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Governor Kitzhaber orders flags at half-staff in honor of the victims of the bombing in Boston, Massachusetts

​Flags to be lowered by order of the President of the United States until sundown Saturday, April 20,2013, as mark of respect for the victims of the senseless acts of violence perpetrated on April 15, 2013, in Boston, Massachusetts

(Salem, OR) — Governor Kitzhaber today ordered all flags at public institutions statewide to immediately be lowered and flown at half-staff until sunset on Saturday, April 20, 2013.

“Our thoughts are with the victims, their families, and the people of Boston,” said Governor Kitzhaber. “The Boston Marathon draws participants and spectators from around the world, including hundreds of Oregonians, and we thank those who responded quickly and heroically to help those in need.”

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