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Flags to be flown at half-staff on May 14; 12 state landmarks to be lit evening of May 14
Gov. Kathy Hochul directed flags on state buildings to be flown at half-staff and announced state landmarks will be lit orange on Sunday, May 14, in remembrance of those who lost their lives in the racially motivated shooting at Tops Supermarket in Buffalo one year ago.
"As we mark the first anniversary of this horrific, racist act of terror in Buffalo, we honor our 10 neighbors who were senselessly taken from us, and we renew our commitment to doing everything we can to prevent this from ever happening again," Hochul said. "We must condemn the hateful white supremacy that motivated this attack and call out hate when we see it. My heart goes out to my hometown and the families who have lost loved ones, and we are dedicated to helping the east Buffalo community as it continues to heal."
State landmarks to be lit will include: