Malloy orders flags in CT to half-staff in honor of Boston victims

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, following a proclamation from President Barack Obama, has ordered U.S. and Connecticut flags to fly at half-staff in honor of the victims of yesterday’s bombing at the Boston Marathon.

Flags should remain at half staff until sunset on Saturday, April 20.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Massachusetts during this difficult time,” Malloy said when making the announcement.

Connecticut offers assistance

Malloy also said Connecticut will offer whatever assistance may be needed by federal and Massachusetts officials following what is being called the most deadly terrorist attack on American soil since 9/11 more than a decade ago.

“Connecticut is ready to lend whatever assistance is needed in the wake of this tragedy,” he said. “Our emergency responders and law enforcement have offered support and resources to Massachusetts, and we will continue to stand by our neighbor throughout their recovery efforts.”

‘Victims are in our hearts’

Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman said the bombing that killed three people and seriously injured dozens was an assault on American values.

“I know I speak for everyone in Connecticut in saying that the victims and their families are in our hearts and thoughts today as they deal with the horrible aftermath of this senseless attack on an event whose beauty and rich tradition draws people from all over the world,” Wyman said.

“This was an assault on innocent people and an assault on our values,  and we must respond with solidarity for all of those affected,” Wyman said.