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

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NEW YORK – Governor Cuomo
has directed flags on all state government buildings to be flown at half-staff
on Thursday, November 2 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,” he 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 today (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.