FLAG ALERT: Lowering of the US and NC Flags to Half-Staff Immediately Through Sunset on Wednesday, October 31 to Honor the Victims of the Pittsburgh Shooting

Raleigh, NC

Governor Roy Cooper has ordered all United States and North Carolina flags at state facilities to be lowered to half-staff immediately through sunset on Wednesday, October 31 to honor the victims of the shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

 Governor Cooper shared the following statement:

 "Freedom to live and worship without fear is an essential right in America, and the horrific shooting in Pittsburgh strikes at the very heart of our country's greatness. Our hearts break for the victims and families who were gathered on Shabbat and for the officers who fell victim to this savage attack. We must fight anti-Semistism and intolerance and stop the hatred that leads to violence."

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