Michigan and U.S. flags to be flown at half-staff

Posted at 2:08 PM, Jul 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-08 14:08:39-04

 Gov. Rick Snyder joins President Obama's call to lower Michigan and U.S. flags to half-staff today through sunset on Tuesday, July 12, in honor of the victims of the attacks in Dallas, Texas.

"This attack on the men and women who work to keep us safe was an attack on all of us, and we are all joining in their sorrow," Snyder said. "To the families and colleagues of the officers killed in Dallas, we grieve with you. We will always be grateful for your sacrifice. We will not forget."

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.

Flags should be returned to full-staff the evening of Tuesday, July 12.