Flags to be lowered by order of the President of the United States until sundown Tuesday, December 18, 2012, as mark of respect for the victims of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newton, Connecticut
(Salem, OR) — Governor Kitzhaber today ordered all flags at public institutions statewide to immediately be lowered and flown at half-staff until sunset on Tuesday, December 18, 2012.
"There aren't enough words to express my sorrow for the people of Newtown, Connecticut, or my anger that someone would deliberately hurt children. Oregonians have had to come together over tragedy this week, and we come together now to send our profound condolences to the families and victims of Newtown. I support the President's call for meaningful action, regardless of politics," said Governor Kitzhaber.
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