Gov. Snyder lowers flags to honor victims of Synagogue tragedy

Posted at 1:29 PM, Oct 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-29 13:29:42-04

Governor Rick Snyder has ordered for flags to be at half-staff in honor of the victims of the synagogue tragedy that happened over the weekend.

Eleven people were killed on Saturday when a lone gunman began shooting at a synagogue in Pittsburgh.

Snyder is joining President's Trump call to lower state flags Monday through sunset on Wednesday, October 31.

“Michigan joins the nation in mourning the lives lost in Pittsburgh,” Snyder said. “Sue and I send heartfelt condolences to the family, friends, and The Tree of Life community as they deal with the aftermath of this senseless tragedy.”

The Gov. is also encouraging Michigan residents, businesses, schools and local governments to join in the flag lowering as well.

Flags should be returned to full-staff the evening of the 31st.

When flown at half-staff or half-mast, the U.S. flag should be hoisted first to the peak for an instant and then lowered to the half-staff or half-mast position. The flag should again be raised to the peak before it is lowered for the day.