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Flags at half-staff by the fountain in Centennial Riverwalk Park (June 15, 2016). Photo: My Ferndale News

President Trump: Flags at half-staff to honor victims in Santa Fe, Texas

President Donald Trump today issued a Presidential Proclamation directing United States flags be lowered to half-staff beginning today, Friday, May 18th, until sunset on Tuesday, May 22nd. This direction was being made out of “solemn respect for the victims” of a shooting at a high school in Santa Fe, Texas where 10 persons are reported to have been killed.

President Trump said in his proclamation,

Our Nation grieves with those affected by the shooting at Santa Fe High School in Texas.  May God heal the injured and may God comfort the wounded, and may God be with the victims and with the victims’ families.

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