State and U.S. flags at public buildings throughout Colorado will remain lowered through sunset Tuesday to honor the
victims of a shooting last week at Fort Hood in Texas.
Gov. Bill Ritter, following President Barack Obama's directive, announced the observance in an order Friday.
"My thoughts and prayers are with the families of those who lost their lives and were injured today at Fort Hood. This
senseless act of violence against the men and women who sacrifice so much for our country is truly tragic," Ritter said
in a news release.
Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan is accused of fatally shooting 13 people and wounding 29 in the shooting Thursday at the
Hasan, an Army psychiatrist who was said to be disgruntled about his pending deployment to Afghanistan, was critically
wounded by a police officer during the shooting.