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Flags Being Lowered To Honor Victims Of Texas Church Shooting

Published: November 06, 2017 at 12:00 am

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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.

 

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This Week's Poll

Newtown Cultural Arts Commission is presenting or coordinating on six weeks of special events. Which event are you looking forward to the most? (Visit our Features page for a full story with details about all of these events.)

“In The Bag” exhibition, on view to September 28
0% (0 votes)
The Lords of 52nd Street concert, September 14
0% (0 votes)
Newtown Arts Festival weekend, September 15-16
25% (1 vote)
“An Evening of the Arts,” September 15
50% (2 votes)
“The Fox on the Fairway” production by Town Players of Newtown, weekends September 21-October 13
0% (0 votes)
“The Main Street Replica Project,” launching September 25
0% (0 votes)
Someday Cinema Series screenings of “The Blues Brothers,” September 30
0% (0 votes)
Photography display “In Our Rearview Mirror” by Marleen Cafarelli, et al, October 1-30
0% (0 votes)
“Love, Laughter, and Rhubarb” with Tinky Weisblat, October 3
25% (1 vote)
Newtown Day, October 6
0% (0 votes)
The 3rd Annual Newtown-Sandy Hook Restaurant Week, October 8-14
0% (0 votes)
Basket weaving workshop with Tina Puckett, October 13
0% (0 votes)
“Courageous Conversations in A Complex World,” October 17
0% (0 votes)
Live at ETH: David Wax Museum concert, October 19
0% (0 votes)
The 2nd Annual Fall Carnival at Fairfield Hills, October 19-21
0% (0 votes)
Connecticut Author’s Reading Series, October 21
0% (0 votes)
Natalie’s Open Mic, October 21
0% (0 votes)
“The Wordsmiths,” October 24
0% (0 votes)
Pianist Konstanza Chernov, October 28
0% (0 votes)
Someday Cinema Series double feature screenings of “Bride of Frankenstein” and “The Beast with Five Fingers,” October 29
0% (0 votes)
Total votes: 4