Govs of NY, NJ Order Flags at Half-Staff for Service Members

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American flags overlooking the Statue of Liberty fly at half staff. (Flickr)
American flags overlooking the Statue of Liberty fly at half staff. (Flickr)

Govs. Andrew Cuomo of New York and Chris Christie of New Jersey on Tuesday ordered flags to be flown at half-staff as a memorial to the U.S. service members fatally attacked last week in Chattanooga, Tenn.

The governors directed that flags on state government buildings be flown at half-staff beginning Wednesday through Saturday at sunset.

Four Marines and a Navy sailor were shot and killed at two military facilities in Chattanooga on Thursday by a Muslim terrorist. President Barack Obama also ordered on Tuesday the U.S. flag to be flown at half-staff across the country until Saturday.