Texas: Governor Abbott Lowers Flags, Calls For Statewide Moment Of Silence On Anniversary Of Robb Elementary School Shooting

~ Today, Governor Greg Abbott issued a statewide call for Texans to take part in a moment of silence at 11:30 AM CT in memory of the victims, survivors, families, and loved ones of the Robb Elementary School shooting one year ago. In addition, flags across the state will be lowered to half-staff until sunset on Wednesday, May 24th.

In a statement released today, Governor Abbott said: "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. 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. May we also remember that Texans, uniting in our darkest days, will rise above to forge a brighter path forward."

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The Governor's letter ordering Texas flags to half-staff can be read here. The state is asking all Texans to join together tomorrow at 11:30 AM CT for a moment of silence in remembrance of those affected by this tragedy.

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