New York State Funeral Directors Association

Governor Andrew Cuomo has directed flags on state buildings to be lowered to half-staff starting October 11, 2018 until the interment of victims of the October 6 crash that claimed 20 lives.

Here is the text of the Governor's Press Release:

"Flags to Be Flown at Half-Staff Beginning on Thursday, October 11 Until Interment"

Governor Cuomo: "The entire family of New York mourns for the lives cut short in this crash. In memory of those who were taken from us, I am directing that flags be lowered to half-staff."

"In the wake of the Schoharie crash, it is hard to fathom the extent of this tragedy. We lost mothers and fathers, sons and daughters, sisters, brothers and friends, and the community will never be the same.

"The entire family of New York mourns for the lives cut short in this crash. In memory of those who were taken from us, I am directing that flags be lowered to half-staff.

"Some of those who tragically died were among our family of State employees, including Justice Center employee Amy King Steenburg, SUNY Oswego professor Brian Hough, and Patrick Cushing, a New York State Senate employee. On behalf of the State of New York, I extend my deepest condolences to the families of all of those lost, their loved ones and coworkers in this incredibly difficult time."

 

CLICK HERE to visit the NYS Website and read the Governor's Press Release.