Colorado State Archives
Executive Orders from the Administration of Governor Bill Owens 1999-2005
Wednesday, April 21, 1999
|CONTACT: Dick Wadhams|
Amy Jewett Sampson
DENVER - Governor Bill Owens announced at a news conference today that the Governor's office is coordinating a memorial service with Columbine students and Jefferson County Commissioners at Clement Park on Sunday, April 25 at 1:00 p.m. MDT, to mourn the loss of so many innocent lives at Columbine High School.
The Governor's Office is also coordinating assistance efforts for the victims and their families. Governor Bill Owens has cleared his calendar for today to provide assistance and support for these efforts.
"I am deeply saddened by the tragedy that unfolded yesterday at Columbine High School," said Owens. "Jefferson County victims' assistance is in the process of contacting families, and my office will be working with them to coordinate the assistance efforts for this tragedy."
Immediate family members of the victims will be contacted and provided the following: free air and ground transportation for the families of the victims who need to travel to Colorado, free hotel accommodations, counseling services, a complete list of scheduled memorial services, where to donate blood, and other crisis information.
For more information about the assistance efforts by the Governor's Office, please visit the state's website at http://www.state.co.us.
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