Pittsburgh Mourning

One minute video of a flag flying at half-mast in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania today

Corner of Baum Boulevard and Liberty Ave.

Remembering the eleven congregants who died at Tree of Life Synagogue.

Praying for those injured, that they may heal and recover.

Grateful to the brave men and women who responded, risking their lives to save others.

Hopeful this tragic event can somehow strengthen our community spirit and encourage us to be kind to all.

From Google search to see whether it should be half-staff or half-mast

“Half-mast or half-staff refers to a flag flying below the summit on a pole. In many countries this is seen as a symbol of respect, mourning, distress, or, in some cases, a salute. … The tradition of flying the flag at half-mast began in the 17th century.”

I do remember the flag is raised to the top of the flag pole and then lowered down to half way. At then end of the day it is to be raised to the top of the pole again and then lowered. For more information about when and how to fly the flag

click U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs

12 thoughts on “Pittsburgh Mourning

  1. Squirrel hill will heal, the Jewish community will heal but both are forever changed.

  2. There must be more than flags and gestures to truly make this kind of tragedy a thing of the past. It is internal transformation must occur, that which we cannot see with our eyes. Generations of people have been taught and modeled these thoughts and ideas that become feelings and actions. Now is a time of self reflection and learning something new. I hope.

  3. A touching and appropriate way to assist the healing that is so necessary. Thank you.

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