The Boston Bombings have shocked us all. We all knew it was possible here but somehow we felt safe and shielded. Reality is setting in now and before we strike back we will mourn for our fellow Americans.

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As a nation we have always felt that an attack on any of us is an attack on all of us. We mourn for our fallen brothers and sisters. Here is the order issued yesterday by our Governor.

Governor Jindal Issues Executive Order Flying Flags at Half-Staff for Victims of Boston Attack

 

BATON ROUGE – Today, Governor Bobby Jindal issued an Executive Order calling for the flags at all state buildings to be flown at half-staff until Saturday, April 20th:

 

WHEREAS,                Three people were killed by two explosions that targeted the Boston Marathon on Monday afternoon, April 15, 2013;

 

WHEREAS,                More than one hundred seventy other participants and onlookers were injured in this tragic incident;

 

WHEREAS,                Countless law enforcement officers, first responders, volunteers and citizens risked their lives to provide immediate aid to the numerous victims;

 

WHEREAS,                The thoughts and prayers of all Louisianians are with the families and the victims of this horrific attack.

 

NOW THEREFORE, I, BOBBY JINDAL, Governor of the State of Louisiana, by virtue of the authority vested by the Constitution and laws of the State of Louisiana, do hereby order and direct as follows:

 

SECTION 1:               As an expression of respect for the victims of the Boston attack, effective immediately, the flags of the State of Louisiana shall be flown at half staff over the State Capitol and all public building and institutions of the State of Louisiana until sunset on Saturday, April 20, 2013.