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Poulsbo mayor sends condolences to Norwegian embassy

Poulsbo Mayor Becky Erickson has sent a condolence letter to the Royal Norwegian Embassy and asked the local Sons of Norway lodge to lower its flags in remembrance of the victims of the bombing in Oslo and the shooting on a nearby island. Some 87 people were reported killed.

Erickson's letter was dated July 23.

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To the Citizens of Norway,

We, in the City of Poulsbo, send our deepest condolences regarding the tragedy that occurred in your country on Friday, July 22, 2011.

Our community has strong ties to Norway. Many of our residents emigrated to Poulsbo from your country and consider Norway their historical home.

We call Poulsbo "Little Norway."

We are deeply saddened by the events that unfolded on Friday.

I have requested our local Sons of Norway lodge to lower their flags in remembrance of those that have been taken from us in this tragic event.

Respectfully,

Becky Erickson
Mayor
City of Poulsbo
State of Washington, United States of America

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