Huntington Supervisor Chad A. Lupinacci on Friday directed that flags on all Town of Huntington buildings be flown at half-staff to honor the 13 American service members who were killed in a terrorist attack in Kabul, Afghanistan Thursday.
Lupinacci said, “The Town of Huntington mourns the tragic loss of thirteen brave servicemembers who entered the dangerous conditions unfolding in Afghanistan, putting their lives in harm’s way to save their fellow Americans and Afghan friends to the cause of freedom, which is why our flag on Veterans Plaza flies at half-staff in their honor.”
A suicide bomber detonated a device outside Abbey Gate at Kabul’s airport, killing 12 U.S. Marines and one Navy medic, along with more than 100 Afghans.
Gov. Kathy Hochul ordered the flags at half staff at all state buildings.