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Press Release

For Immediate Release
August 22, 2014

Communications Office

Flags to Half-Staff in Honor of James Foley

CONCORD – Governor Maggie Hassan has directed flags to half-staff in honor of James Foley on the day of his Holy Mass of Healing, Hope, and for Peace, Sunday, August 24, 2014.

“James Foley exemplified the best of our journalistic ideals, fearlessly going to some of the world’s most dangerous places to expose the horrific consequences of war and the beautiful humanity of those innocent civilians affected by it. An unconscionable act of terror took him from us far too soon, but his unyielding commitment to advancing our cherished First Amendment rights across the globe and the truths he unveiled will live on forever. As Granite Staters and people around the world mourn, our thoughts and prayers remain with the Foley family and their loved ones.”