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Gov. Bentley orders flags to half-staff in honor of Chattanooga shooting victims

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MONTGOMERY, AL (WAFF) -

Governor Robert Bentley has ordered flags in Alabama to be lowered to half-staff until Saturday in honor of five military members killed in Chattanooga last week.

The governor made the announcement on his Twitter account Tuesday afternoon.

The U.S. flag atop the White House is flying at half-staff in remembrance of the five service members who were killed in last week's shooting.

President Barack Obama issued an order Tuesday to lower the flag, following similar moves at the U.S. Capitol and even by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.

The order also follows criticism of the White House.

U.S. flags flown at all federal buildings and grounds, including military posts, will fly at half-staff until sunset Saturday.

Copyright 2015 WAFF. All rights reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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