Walz orders flags at half-staff to honor victims of Kabul attack

Gov. Tim Walz has ordered all flags to be flown at half-staff in honor of the victims of the Kabul, Afghanistan attack on Thursday.

The proclamation is in accordance with one made by President Joe Biden after at least 13 U.S. service members and 60 Afghans were killed.

All state and U.S. flags at state and federal buildings are to fly at half-staff immediately until sunset on Aug. 30.

"On Thursday, August 26th, 2021, a terrorist attack was carried out in Kabul, Afghanistan. The United States service members that were killed or wounded, and other victims of the attack, deserve our honor, respect, and remembrance," the proclamation issued by Walz states.

Individuals, businesses and other organizations are also encouraged to participate.