Flags fly half-staff for Chattanooga victims

Flags are to be lowered Tuesday through Saturday

Brian Coddington, Communications Director, 509.625.6740

Tuesday, July 21, 2015 at 1:04 p.m.

Spokane Mayor David Condon has directed that Washington State and United States flags at all City facilities be lowered to half-staff in memory of the victims of the tragedy in Chattanooga, Tennessee beginning today, Tuesday, July 21, through Saturday, July 25, and issued the following statement:

“The Spokane community joins our entire country in mourning the tragic loss of the five American service members killed in Chattanooga last week. It is our duty to honor and remember these brave individuals, whose very commitment to serve our nation made them targets in a senseless act of violence. We can never undo the pain, suffering, and loss caused by this tragedy, but we can send a clear message of hope that we stand as one in honoring our fallen heroes and that we will not tolerate such atrocities in our great nation.”

Flags should remain at half-staff until close of business or sunset on July 25, 2015, or first thing Monday morning, July 27, 2015.

Other government entities, citizens and businesses are encouraged to join this recognition.