CHEYENNE — Pursuant to President Donald Trump’s proclamation, Gov. Mark Gordon has ordered both the U.S. and state of Wyoming flags be flown at half-staff statewide until sunset Sunday in honor of the victims of the novel coronavirus pandemic.

A Presidential Proclamation stated the following:

“Our nation mourns for every life lost to the coronavirus pandemic, and we share in the suffering of all those who endured pain and illness from the outbreak. Through our grief, America stands steadfast and united against the invisible enemy. May God be with the victims of this pandemic and bring aid and comfort to their families and friends. As a mark of solemn respect for the victims of the coronavirus pandemic, by the authority vested in me as President of the United States by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, I hereby order that the flag of the United States shall be flown at half-staff at the White House and upon all public buildings and grounds, at all military posts and naval stations, and on all naval vessels of the Federal Government in the District of Columbia and throughout the United States and its territories and possessions until sunset, May 24, 2020. I also direct that the flag shall be flown at half-staff for the same length of time at all United States embassies, legations, consular offices, and other facilities abroad, including all military facilities and naval vessels and stations.”

In addition, both the U.S. and state of Wyoming flags be flown at half-staff statewide from sunrise through noon Monday in honor of Memorial Day and the president’s proclamation of a day of prayer for permanent peace.