November 2, 2017




Governor orders flags at half-staff to honor of terror victims

NEW YORK – Governor Cuomo directed flags on all state government buildings to be flown at half-staff today to honor the eight people who were killed in Tuesday’s terror attack in Lower Manhattan.

“Today, tomorrow and forever, we will remember the lives of those taken from us too soon, and we keep in our thoughts their loved ones who are feeling unimaginable pain,” the governor said. “We know that our freedom and our democracy are targets of this hate and it is critical that we work as one in the face of this attack. There is no alternative, this is not a time to point fingers or blame – it’s time to come together and work for a common goal, to protect New York.”

Cuomo’s comments allude to President Trump’s remarks on Wednesday when he said the justice department is “a joke… a laughing stock.”

Cuomo also directed One World Trade Center to be lit in red, white and blue in honor of freedom and democracy.  One WTC was dark last night, however, in memory of the victims.

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