AUGUSTA - On Monday, Governor Paul R. LePage ordered that the United States flag and the State of Maine flag at all state facilities be flown at half-staff, effective immediately through Friday, July 24, in honor of the United States Marines and Navy Officer killed last week in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Today, President Obama issued a proclamation ordering the lowering of flags on all public buildings and grounds to half-staff until sunset on Saturday, July 25.
Governor LePage issued the following statement when directing flags to half-staff on Monday, July 20:
"The shootings in Chattanooga were horrific acts of violence that took five brave Americans who fought to protect the freedoms we all share today," said Governor LePage. "Ann and I join Mainers in sending our thoughts and prayers to the families of the service members whose lives ended too soon because of a senseless and cowardly act. We will honor these heroes with the symbol of our great nation, which they so proudly served. I encourage all Mainers to lower flags in respect for them as we continue to mourn."