DENVER (CBS4) – Colorado Gov. Jared Polis on Wednesday night ordered all Colorado and American flags be lowered to half-staff on all public buildings statewide until Sunday to honor the victims of the mass shooting in California.
The shooting took place on Wednesday morning at a railyard in San Jose. Ten people, including the gunman, died.
The lowering of flags was also proclaimed by President Joe Biden, who issued the following proclamation:
As a mark of respect for the victims of the senseless acts of violence perpetrated on May 26, 2021, in San Jose, California, by the authority vested in me as President of the United States by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, I hereby order that the flag of the United States shall be flown at half-staff at the White House and upon all public buildings and grounds, at all military posts and naval stations, and on all naval vessels of the Federal Government in the District of Columbia and throughout the United States and its Territories and possessions until sunset, May 30, 2021. I also direct that the flag shall be flown at half-staff for the same length of time at all United States embassies, legations, consular offices, and other facilities abroad, including all military facilities and naval vessels and stations.