Iowa lowering flags to honor Texas shooting victims

November 6, 2017

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa’s governor has ordered flags at state buildings lowered to half-staff to honor the Texas church shooting victims.

Authorities say a lone gunman killed 26 people Sunday at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas.

Gov. Kim Reynolds’ order Monday is in conjunction with President Donald Trump’s flag order. The lowering of the flags will end at sunset Thursday.

Individuals, businesses, schools, municipalities, counties and other government subdivisions are encouraged to lower their flags as well.

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