Las Vegas, Nevada - August 26, 2021
Today, by executive order, Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak ordered flags to be lowered to half-staff in honor and remembrance of the United States Service Members and Victims Killed in Kabul, Afghanistan. The Governor’s executive order aligns with a Presidential Proclamation issued by President Joe Biden to lower United States flags until sunset on August 30.
“Today, we will lower the flags to remember and honor those U.S. service members and other victims and their loved ones. We condemn these terrorist attacks and pray that the friends and families of the victims will be comforted by the outpouring of love and charity from their respective communities and from this nation” said Gov. Sisolak. “The First Lady and I extend our love and condolences to the families affected by this senseless tragedy and continue to mourn alongside them and their loved ones during these trying times.”
On August 26, 2021, U.S. service members and other victims were killed in a terrorist attack in Kabul, Afghanistan. Nevadans honor the ultimate sacrifice made by these service members and all members of our nation’s Military.