HARRISBURG, Pa.– Gov. Tom Wolf has called for Commonwealth flags to be lowered to half staff to honor of the victims of the Easter bombings in Sri Lanka. The State Capitol where the Main Capitol Building will be lighted orange and green tonight.
“Frances and I are horrified by the Easter bombings in Sri Lanka on such a holy day for Christians around the world,” Governor Tom Wolf said. “Our thoughts are with the victims and their families today. In the last few months, we have seen far too many attacks targeting communities of faith. Instead of allowing fear to divide us further, we need to come together to support those grieving and stand in solidarity with all those facing persecution. We must stand united against hatred and protect the rights of all people to express their beliefs and peacefully assemble.”
The Commonwealth flag shall be lowered until sunset on Wednesday, April 24, 2019.
All Pennsylvanians are invited to participate in this tribute. The United States flag should remain at full-staff.