PIERRE, S.D. (AP/WAVY) — Flags on public buildings across Virginia will be flying at half-staff through sunset Saturday as a sign of respect for victims of the bombings in Brussels.
President Barack Obama ordered the gesture of solidarity with Belgium in a proclamation issued hours after Tuesday’s attacks. In his proclamation, Obama says “the American people stand with the people of Brussels.”
The U.S. flag is also being lowered to half-staff at the White House, federal buildings across the country and American military and diplomatic stations around the world.
Islamic extremists struck Tuesday in the heart of Europe, killing at least 31 people and wounding scores of others in back-to-back bombings of the Brussels airport and subway.
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