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Governor Murphy Directs U.S. and New Jersey Flags to Fly at Half-Staff in Honor of U.S. Servicemembers & Innocent Civilians Killed in Terrorist Attack in Kabul


TRENTON - Governor Phil Murphy today ordered that the U.S. and New Jersey flags be flown at half-staff at all state buildings and facilities until sunset on Monday, August 30, 2021 in honor of the 13 members of the United States Armed Forces, as well as dozens of innocent Afghan civilians, killed in yesterday’s terrorist attack outside of Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan.

“We are devastated by yesterday’s terrorist attack that stole the lives of 13 brave and selfless U.S. servicemembers, as well as many Afghan civilians that were seeking refuge for themselves and their families,” said Governor Murphy. “The sacrifices of these servicemembers, who continued to process refugees despite knowing that their lives were in imminent danger, will never be forgotten. Tammy and I continue to pray for the victims of this horrific attack and their families, and for the safety of all of our servicemembers, fellow Americans, and allies in Afghanistan.”

Copy of Executive Order #255