Flags To Fly At Half Staff To Honor Victims Of Kabul Airport Attack
President Joe Biden has ordered flags to fly at half-staff to honor and pay respects to the U.S. service members and other victims killed in the terrorist attack on August 26, 2021, in Kabul, Afghanistan.
The flags will be flown at half staff after an attack on Thursday. The details of the attack can be found in our story. This is the information we have so far:
At least 12 service members were killed in the suicide bombings in Afghanistan earlier today, U.S. officials just confirmed in a Pentagon press conference. That includes 11 Marines and one Navy medic.
At least 15 other service U.S. members were injured in the attacks, but officials warn those numbers may grow as they continue to assess the scene.
Flags should remain lowered until sunset on August 30, 2021.
Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson released the following statement on Thursday:
"The news of the terrorist attack at the Kabul airport is tragic. The loss of U.S. servicemembers is heartbreaking and reminds us all of the risk of the evacuation mission and all that is at stake as our courageous military personnel work to save lives in the coming days. Let's all be praying for safety and for the decisions that our leaders must make."
Texas Governor Greg Abbott today ordered Texas flags across the state to be lowered to half-staff to honor the U.S. service members who lost their lives during an attack at the airport yesterday in Kabul, Afghanistan.