Governor Steve Beshear has directed that flags at state office buildings be lowered to half-staff until sundown Sunday, Sept. 16, in honor of the U.S. ambassador and other Americans killed in an attack on the U.S. diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya.
This order follows a proclamation from President Barack Obama ordering the flag of the United States to be flown at half-staff at the White House and other federal buildings to honor those who died.
"These Americans died in courageous service to our country, and we honor them in lowering flags to half-staff," Gov. Beshear said. "Our prayers go out to the families, friends and colleagues of the ambassador and the others who died in this senseless attack."
Gov. Beshear encourages individuals, businesses, organizations and government agencies to join in this tribute.
Flag status information is available at http://governor.ky.gov/Pages/flagstatus.aspx