Holcomb directs flags to be flown at half-staff to honor U.S. service members killed in Afghanistan


INDIANAPOLIS (WANE) – Governor Eric J. Holcomb is directing flags to be flown at half-staff to honor and pay our respects to the U.S. service members and other victims killed in the terrorist attack on August 26, 2021 in Kabul, Afghanistan. 

Flags should be flown at half-staff until sunset on Monday, August 30, 2021.

Gov. Holcomb is also asking businesses and residents to lower their flags to half-staff.

He issued the following statement regarding the deaths of 13 U.S. military members killed in a terrorist attack in Kabul, Afghanistan:

“Indiana grieves alongside the world on the loss of the 13 U.S. service members who put their lives on the line to protect our country. I would ask that every Hoosier keep their families and loved ones in their thoughts and prayers. As a country and as a state we need to be unified in honoring and paying our respects to the ones who paid the ultimate price. Janet and I will do our part to honor those who sacrificed their lives for our freedom.”

Governor Eric J. Holcomb

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