Flags In Wyoming Ordered To Half-Staff Through Sunday
Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon has followed up on a proclamation by President Biden with an order to fly U.S. and Wyoming flags at half staff through Sunday, May 30.
The proclamation was in response to a shooting at a San Jose, California rail yard in which an employee killed 8 people and wounded several others before taking his own life.
That's according to a news release from the governor's office on Wednesday:
At the direction of the President of the United States to honor the victims of the tragedy in San Jose, Calif., Governor Mark Gordon has ordered both the U.S. and State of Wyoming flags be flown at half-staff statewide until sunset May 30.
The Presidential Proclamation follows:
HONORING THE VICTIMS OF THE TRAGEDY IN SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA
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BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
As a mark of respect for the victims of the senseless acts of
violence perpetrated on May 26, 2021, in San Jose, California, 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, May 30, 2021. 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
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-sixth
day of May, in the year of our Lord two thousand twenty-one, and of
the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred
JOSEPH R. BIDEN JR.