- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 21, 2015

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Gov. Tom Wolf has ordered all U.S. and Pennsylvania flags at the state Capitol and at commonwealth facilities throughout the state lowered to half-staff in honor of the five service members killed in last week’s shooting in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

The action Tuesday follows President Barack Obama’s order earlier in the day to lower the flag following a similar move at the U.S. Capitol. Flags will remain at half-staff until sunset on July 25th.

Wolf said that by lowering the flags, “we honor the heroes’ lives that were lost in brave service to this country.”

Four Marines and one Navy sailor were killed during shootings by 24-year-old Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez at two Tennessee military sites.


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