Governor Wolf Announces Pennsylvania Capitol Tribute to Tree of Life Shooting Victims
October 29, 2018
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today announced a tribute at the Pennsylvania State Capitol building in Harrisburg for the 11 congregants killed in the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh. The capitol lights on Third Street will be darkened except for a single blue light.
“All of Pennsylvania stands in solidarity with the victims, their families, all those mourning in Pittsburgh and Jewish Americans across the commonwealth,” Governor Wolf said. “This horrifying atrocity was the product of a dark and warped bigotry. We must shine a light on this hatred and anti-Semitism and expel it from our society.
“While I remain deeply saddened by the loss of life, I found hope in the police officers that ran into harms way, the Jewish community in Pittsburgh that did not shy from who they are, and the Pittsburghers that came together to support one another. From this darkness, we must emerge with even greater energy to combat this vile hatred and to act to protect our citizens from these atrocities.”
On Saturday, Governor Wolf also ordered all commonwealth flags at half-staff statewide in honor of the victims.