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Press Release

For Immediate Release
April 16, 2013

Communications Office

Flags to Half-Staff until April 20th in Honor of the Victims of the Boston Marathon Bombings

CONCORD - President Obama this morning issued a proclamation ordering the immediate lowering of flags on all public buildings and grounds to half-staff until sunset on Saturday, April 20, 2013, in honor of the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings.

Governor Maggie Hassan issued the following statement regarding the attack in Boston:

"Our hearts are heavy today as we send our thoughts and prayers to the victims of horrific bombings in Boston, as well as to their families, loved ones and all those affected. Yesterday's senseless attack was an incredible act of terror and cowardice, but we are a strong and resilient people, and we will stand together to overcome this tragedy and bring to justice those responsible."