Gov. Abbott orders all Texas flags lowered to half-staff in memory of Uvalde

President Biden to deliver remarks on Uvalde shooting Wednesday afternoon

Texas flags across the state are ordered to be lowered to half-staff all day Wednesday in memory of the Uvalde school shooting victims.

The call from Governor Greg Abbott comes after one year ago, 19 students and two teachers were killed by a gunman who entered Robb Elementary School.

Watch President Biden’s remarks on Uvalde shooting at 2:30 p.m. in the KPRC 2+ livestream player below:

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“One year ago, the Uvalde community and the entire state of Texas were devastated to our core by the tragedy at Robb Elementary School,” said Gov. Abbott. “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.”

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

“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,” he said in a statement. “May we also remember that Texans, uniting in our darkest days, will rise above to forge a brighter path forward.”


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