Governor Dayton orders flags to half-staff in observation of fifth anniversary of I-35W bridge collapse
July 31, 2012
In honor and remembrance of the lives lost in the Interstate 35W bridge collapse five years ago, Governor Mark Dayton has ordered all U.S. flags and Minnesota flags to be flown at half-staff at all state and federal buildings in the State of Minnesota from sunrise until sunset on Wednesday, August 1, 2012.
This Wednesday, August 1 at 6:05 p.m. marks the fifth anniversary of the I-35W bridge collapse over the Mississippi River on Wednesday, August 1, 2007, which took the lives of 13 people and injured 145 others. Governor Dayton has set aside this day to honor and remember the victims; to offer continued sympathy and support to affected families and communities; and to thank and recognize the police officers, fire and rescue personnel, and other first responders.