Governor Kitzhaber Orders Flags at Half-Staff in Honor of the Victims of the Bombing in Boston, Massachusetts

Statement

By:  John Kitzhaber
Date: April 16, 2013
Location: Salem, OR

Governor Kitzhaber today ordered all flags at public institutions statewide to immediately be lowered and flown at half-staff until sunset on Saturday, April 20, 2013.

"Our thoughts are with the victims, their families, and the people of Boston," said Governor Kitzhaber. "The Boston Marathon draws participants and spectators from around the world, including hundreds of Oregonians, and we thank those who responded quickly and heroically to help those in need."

For the text of the Presidential Proclamation, go to:
http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2013/04/16/presidential-proclamation-honoring-victims-tragedy-boston-massachusetts