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Connecticut Lowers Flag To Honor Colorado Shooting Victims

HARTFORD — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, in response to a proclamation from President Barack Obama, has directed all U.S. and state flags in Connecticut to fly at half-staff until sunset on July 25, honoring the victims of the tragic shooting in Colorado.

“What happened in Colorado is a traumatic and terrible event—the victims and their families are in our prayers today, and our thoughts are with the people of Colorado.  We join them in their anguish and their outrage at this senseless act of violence, and offer our support during this very difficult time.”

President Obama’s proclamation and remarks are available at www.WhiteHouse.gov

Below: US President Barack Obama makes his way off the stage after speaking on the shootings in Aurora, Colorado at what was scheduled originally as a campaign event at Harborside Event Center July 20, 2012 in Fort Myers, Florida.  “Such violence, such evil, is senseless. But while we will never know fully what causes somebody to take the live of another, we do know what makes life worth living,” he told a somber crowd in Florida.   (Photo credit:MANDEL NGAN/AFP/GettyImages)

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