Governor orders to half-staff in honor of Chattanooga service members

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FRANKFORT – Gov. Steve Beshear has directed that flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff on Thursday, July 23, until sunset Saturday, July 25, in honor of the Chattanooga military service members who lost their lives last week.

“Our hearts and prayers go out to all the family members and friends of the five victims of last week’s unfathomable shootings in Chattanooga,” said Gov. Beshear. “As memorial services are being finalized and as the nation continues to show its outpouring of love and respect for these honorable men, Jane and I ask that all Kentuckians remember these heroes and never forget what they and all our service members mean to this country and our freedom.”

Gov. Beshear encourages individuals, businesses, organizations and government agencies to join in this tribute.

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