Flags at half-staff May 18 to honor victims of Buffalo, NY shooting

Published 8:17 am Wednesday, May 18, 2022

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North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper ordered all United States and North Carolina flags at state facilities to be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset Wednesday, May 18, 2022 “in honor of the individuals who lost their lives and who were injured during a senseless act of racial violence on Saturday, May 14 in Buffalo, New York,” stated a press release from the governor’s office.

“Senseless acts of hateful violence fueled by divisive and radical rhetoric have no place in our country,” said Cooper. “Our thoughts are with the Buffalo community as well as the friends and families of the victims as they recover from this tragedy.”

Individuals, businesses, schools, municipalities, counties and other government subdivisions are also encouraged to fly flags at half-staff for the duration of time indicated.

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