Flags to half-staff until Sept. 20
Augusta — In honor of the victims in the Washington, D.C. Navy Yard shooting, and in coordination with President Barack Obama's proclamation, Gov. Paul R. LePage has ordered the lowering of flags on all public buildings and grounds to half-staff effective until sunset Friday, Sept. 20.
LePage has issued the following statement:
"On behalf of all Mainers, our heartfelt prayers and condolences go out to those victims, their families and everyone affected by this senseless tragedy. We grieve with fellow Americans and recognize those who dedicate themselves to protecting America and the very freedoms we all share, which are safeguarded by men and women like those at the Navy Yard."