Virginia flag to be flown at half-staff in memory of Virginia Tech victims

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(WDBJ7) -- Gov. Ralph Northam ordered the Virginia flag to be flown at half-staff in memory of the victims of the Virginia Tech shooting on Tuesday.

Tuesday is the 12th anniversary of the Virginia Tech tragedy that took the lives of 32 people.

The flag is ordered to be lowered at sunrise on Tuesday, April 16 and remain at half-staff until sunset.

The full statement from Governor Ralph Northam's office can be read here:
This is to order that the flag of the Commonwealth of Virginia is to be flown at half-staff on all local, state, and federal buildings and grounds in the Commonwealth of Virginia in respect and memory of the victims of the Virginia Tech shooting, their families, and the entire Virginia Tech community.

I hereby order that the flag shall be lowered at sunrise on Tuesday, April 16, 2019, and remain at half-staff until sunset.

Ordered on this, the 15th day of April, 2019.