Governor Kate Brown Orders Flags to Half-Staff in Honor of the Victims of the Tragedies in El Paso and Dayton
(Salem, OR) — In honor of the victims of the tragedies in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, Governor Kate Brown orders all flags at public institutions throughout Oregon be flown at half-staff beginning immediately, until sunset on Thursday, August 8, 2019.
“What happened this weekend in El Paso and Dayton is devastating, and Dan and I grieve with those who lost loved ones. Sadly, we’ve been here before. We must take a hard look at why hatred like this exists, and do all we can to make sure it has no place in our country,” said Governor Brown. “Many of us feel powerless today, but there is power in your voice, and power in your vote, and I encourage you to leverage that to take action.”