Flags at half staff in Wisconsin after Sikh temple shooting
MADISON - The following is a government proclamation declaring flags to be flown half staff in the State of Wisconsin, coming from Governor Scott Walker:
Relating to a Proclamation that the Flag of the United States and the Flag of the State of Wisconsin be Flown at Half-Staff as a Mark of Respect for Victims of the Tragedy at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin
WHEREAS, on August 5, 2012, individuals at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin in Oak Creek, Wisconsin tragically lost their lives due to a senseless act of violence; and
WHEREAS, law enforcement and first responders heroically answered calls for assistance, risking their lives to provide faithful and honorable service to the people of the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin, Oak Creek, and the State of Wisconsin; and
WHEREAS, the people of the State of Wisconsin mourn the loss of all who died as a result of this tragedy.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, SCOTT WALKER, Governor of the State of Wisconsin, by the authority vested in me by federal and state law, do hereby order that as a day of mourning, the flag of the United States and the flag of the State of Wisconsin be flown half-staff at all buildings, grounds, and military installations of the State of Wisconsin equipped with such flags beginning Monday, August 6, 2012 and ending at sunset on that date. The flag of the United States and the flag of the State of Wisconsin shall also be flown half-staff from sunrise to sunset on the date of each victim’s funeral.