Governor Kay Ivey on Sunday ordered flags in the state of Alabama to be lowered to half-staff to honor the victims of this weekend’s mass shootings in El Paso, TX and Dayton, OH.
A memo from Ivey to all state agencies said this was done at the request of President Donald Trump.
“Let us remember the lives lost in these senseless acts of violence,” Ivey wrote. “Alabama stands with our friends in Texas and Ohio.”
Flags should remain at half-staff until sunset on Thursday, August 8.
I offer my deepest sympathies to the people of Texas and Ohio today. Alabamians are praying for the victims and their families as well as the first responders of these senseless acts of violence. @GovAbbott @MikeDeWine #alpolitics
— Governor Kay Ivey (@GovernorKayIvey) August 4, 2019
Sean Ross is a staff writer for Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on Twitter @sean_yhn