JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – Gov. Phil Bryant has issued an Executive Order lowering the United States and Mississippi flags in honor of four United States Marines and the Navy Petty Officer who died as a result of last week’s attack on two military facilities in Chattanooga, Tenn.
“The men and women who defend this country are under attack. Just last week, five American heroes were killed in a deliberate act of violence. This is a small way Mississippi can honor those who died. The thoughts and prayers of the good people of this state remain with the families of the fallen,” Gov. Phil Bryant said.
Flags will be lowered to half-staff beginning at noon Tuesday and will remain lowered through sunset Saturday in honor of the Tennessee victims.