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Flags Lowered To Honor Wisconsin Shooting Victims

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Flags in Casper, and around the country are flying at half-staff until August 10th, to honor the victims of the weekend mass shooting at a Sikh Temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin.

President Barack Obama issued a proclamation shortly after Sunday’s shooting, which left six dead.

As a mark of respect for the victims of the senseless acts of violence perpetrated on August 5, 2012, in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, 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, August 10, 2012. 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.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this sixth day of August, in the year of our Lord two thousand twelve, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-seventh.

BARACK OBAMA

Police say the gunman was 40-year-old Wade Michael Page, an Army veteran and former leader of a white supremacist heavy metal band.

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