Flags flown at half-staff to honor Americans lost in Libya

Flags flown at half-staff to honor Americans lost in Libya

SAN DIEGO -- The flags at Petco Park were lowered to half-staff prior to the Rockies' series opener with the Padres Friday to honor the four Americans killed in Libya earlier this week.

All Major League stadiums took part in the observance, which was ordered by Commissioner Bud Selig after President Barack Obama made the order Wednesday to lower the flags on all government buildings to honor the fallen.

The order includes all U.S. military posts, ships, and diplomatic sites abroad, and will remain in effect until September 16. This will mark five days of observance in recognition of the four killed at the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, which included the U.S. ambassador to Libya, Chris Stevens.