- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 21, 2015

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Iowa’s governor has ordered that flags be lowered to half-staff at sites throughout the state in honor of the five servicemen killed last week in Tennessee.

Gov. Terry Branstad on Tuesday called for the state-controlled flags to be lowered from Tuesday through Monday. President Barack Obama has ordered flags flown at federal buildings and grounds to be lowered to half-staff until sunset Saturday.

The action honors the four Marines and one Navy sailor killed in a shooting last week in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

The state is encouraging individuals, businesses and local governments to take similar action to show respect for those killed.

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