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Texas flags ordered to half-staff on anniversary of Uvalde school shooting

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Posted at 4:28 PM, May 23, 2023
and last updated 2023-05-23 17:28:40-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — On Tuesday, Gov. Greg Abbott ordered Texas flags all over the state to be lowered to half-staff on Wednesday, according to a release from the governor's office.

The Governor also issued a call for a moment of silence at 11:30 a.m. in memory of the victims, survivors, families and the entire Uvalde community on the one-year anniversary of the shooting at Robb Elementary School.

Flags should remain at half-staff through sunset on Wednesday, May 24.

"One year ago, the Uvalde community and the entire state of Texas were devastated to our core by the tragedy at Robb Elementary School," Gov. Abbott said in the release. "Our hearts remain with the families and members of the community, with whom Cecilia and I met in the weeks and months after as they grieved and began their journeys of healing.

"As we lower Texas flags today in remembrance, I ask all Texans to join Cecilia and me in a moment of silence in honor of those who lost their lives, the families who lost a loved one, the survivors who are forever changed, and the entire Uvalde community as they continue to heal. May we also remember that Texans, uniting in our darkest days, will rise above to forge a brighter path forward."

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