Gov. Northam orders flags at half-staff to honor victims of Friday’s Capitol attack

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VIRGINIA BEACH, VA – AUGUST 08: An American flag flies at half staff in front of a Realtors office to honor the fallen Navy SEALs who were based and trained close by at the Naval Amphibious Base Little Creek, on August 8, 2011 in Virginia Beach, Virginia. A U.S. military Chinook helicopter was shot down on Aug. 6, 2011, in Afghanistan, killing 30 Americans, most of them belonging to the same elite Navy SEALs team that killed Osama bin Laden. In addition seven Afghanistan troops were killed making it one of the deadliest incidents of this war. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

RICHMOND, Va. (WFXR) – Governor Ralph Northam has ordered all U.S. and Virginia flags to be flown at half-staff at the state Capitol and all local state and federal buildings and grounds in Virginia until sunset on Tuesday, April 6.

This order comes as a tribute to honor the “service and sacrifice of the victims of the attack at the United States Capitol on April 2, 2021.”

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