Governor Dannel P. Malloy has ordered flags lowered to half-staff in honor of Connecticut State Police Trooper First Class Walter Greene, who died on Thursday. TFC Greene had been battling cancer brought on following his response to and service in New York City in the immediate aftermath of 9/11....Read Full Article
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Hook & Ladder firefighters will be assembling within the hour to lower the Main Street flag.
The call to lower flags has been issued by President Donald J. Trump, in response to the country’s latest mass shooting.
According to the Associated Press, a man dressed in black tactical-style gear and armed with an assault rifle opened fire inside a church in a small south Texas community on Sunday, killing 26 people and wounding about 20 others in what Texas Governor Greg Abbott has called the deadliest mass shooting in the state’s history. The dead ranged in age from 5 to 72 years old.
Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy on Monday announced that — in accordance with a proclamation from President Donald Trump directing flags to be lowered to honor the victims of the November 5 incident in Sutherland Springs, Texas — US and state flags in Connecticut will fly at half-staff beginning immediately until sunset on Thursday, November 9, 2017.
Accordingly, since no flag should fly higher than the US flag, all other flags — including state, municipal, corporate, or otherwise — should also be lowered during the same duration.