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Flags at half-staff in Minnesota through Saturday to honor Boston victims

Gov. Dayton issued the proclamation Tuesday to honor victims of Monday’s bombing at the Boston Marathon.

Gov. Mark Dayton signed a proclamation Tuesday calling for flags on state buildings to fly at half-staff through Saturday to honor the victims of the bombings at the Boston Marathon.

In the proclamation, Dayton said:

Whereas, on Monday, April 15, 2013, a terrible act of violence was committed against innocent men, women, and children in Boston, Massachusetts; and

Whereas, the victims and their families deserve our honor, respect, and remembrance; and

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Whereas, the President of the United States of America has lowered United States flags at all public buildings, grounds, and military posts of the Federal Government until sunset on Saturday, April 20, 2013.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, MARK DAYTON, Governor of Minnesota, do hereby order all United States flags and Minnesota flags be flown at half staff at all state and federal buildings in the State of Minnesota from today, Tuesday, April l6, 2013, until sunset on Saturday, April 20, 2013, in memory of the victims of this tragedy.