La Gov: flags at half-staff for a week for helicopter crash

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) – Gov. Bobby Jindal has ordered flags at all state buildings to fly at half-staff for a week to honor the four Louisiana National guard members and seven Marines on the military helicopter that crashed Tuesday.

He says the order was issued in coordination with one from Florida Gov. Rick Scott.

He also asked all Louisiana residents to take a moment Friday to remember the 11 service members and pray for their families.

Jindal says flags at the state Capitol and all other state buildings and institutions will be flown at half-staff until sunset March 20.

The Black Hawk helicopter crashed in dense fog during a training mission in Florida. All 11 people on board are presumed dead.

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