RICHMOND, Va. (WFXR) — Gov. Ralph Northam issued an order for all U.S. and Virginia flags to fly at half-staff at all local, state, and federal buildings in the Commonwealth until next Tuesday in honor of the victims of Thursday night’s mass shooting in Indianapolis.
Northam’s office shared the following statement about the flag order on Friday, April 16:
Pursuant to President Biden’s Presidential Proclamation to lower the United States flag, I do hereby order that the flags of the United States of America and the Commonwealth of Virginia are to be flown at half-staff over the state Capitol and all local, state, and federal buildings and grounds in the Commonwealth of Virginia to honor the victims of the senseless acts of violence perpetrated in Indianapolis, Indiana, on April 15, 2021.
I hereby order that the flags shall be lowered until sunset, April 20, 2021.
Ordered on this, 16th day of April, 2021.Gov. Ralph Northam
This comes after Northam already ordered on Thursday, April 15 that the Virginia flag be lowered to half-staff at sunrise on Friday and stay at half-staff until sunset in honor of the 14th anniversary of the Virginia Tech mass shooting.