Governor Gordon orders flags to half-staff in wake of Allen mall shooting

Flags should be flown at half-staff until sunset on Thursday
Flags at half staff.
Flags at half staff.(Travis Mitchell)
Published: May. 8, 2023 at 9:52 AM CDT
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - Both the United States and Wyoming flags are to be flown at half-staff.

At the direction of the President of the United States, Governor Mark Gordon has ordered both the United States and Wyoming flags to fly at half-staff immediately in honor and remembrance of the victims of the tragedy in Allen, Texas, according to a release from the Office of Governor Mark Gordon.

Flags should be flown at half-staff until sunset Thursday, May 11.

The order is in wake of the deadly shooting at a mall in Allen, Texas that left eight people dead and several more injured on Saturday.

President Biden released the following proclamation:

“As a mark of respect for the victims of the senseless acts of violence perpetrated on May 6, 2023, in Allen, Texas, by the authority vested in me as President of the United States by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, I hereby order that the flag of the United States shall be flown at half-staff at the White House and upon all public buildings and grounds, at all military posts and naval stations, and on all naval vessels of the Federal Government in the District of Columbia and throughout the United States and its Territories and possessions until sunset, May 11, 2023.  I also direct that the flag shall be flown at half-staff for the same length of time at all United States embassies, legations, consular offices, and other facilities abroad, including all military facilities and naval vessels and stations.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand thisseventh day of May, in the year of our Lord two thousand twenty-three, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-seventh.”