CARMEL, NY – Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell has ordered the Historic Courthouse in Carmel to be illuminated in blue, white and red lights to represent it county’s solidarity with France in the wake of the Nov. 13 terrorist attacks on the county.

“Our hearts go out to the victims and their families and friends,” said Odell. “As a community that still feels the pain of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, we empathize with the French citizens and visitors whose lives will be forever changed. To have the historic courthouse lit in blue, white and red shows that we are united in the commitment in liberty and justice for all. ”

The lighting of the courthouse will coincide with President Barack Obama’s order to have the American flag at half-mast until sunset on Thursday, Nov.19.