DAUPHIN COUNTY, Pa.– Governor Tom Wolf has ordered the commonwealth flag on all commonwealth facilities, public buildings and grounds to half-staff to honor the victims of the shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio.
“Frances and I are mourning an especially horrific 24 hours of gun violence in America. We’re praying for the victims of El Paso and Dayton, and the two young women shot in Philadelphia over the weekend. Many ills contribute to this rising violence. We can and must take action.
“We can ban assault weapons and institute stricter background checks. We can make communities safer. We can target white nationalism and promote tolerance. We can invest in mental health care and help those struggling. We cannot accept this violence as normal. We must act.”
The commonwealth flag shall be lowered to half-staff until sunset on Thursday, August 8, 2019. The United States flag has already been ordered to half-staff during this time.
All Pennsylvanians are invited to participate in this tribute.
SOURCE: Governor’s Office