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President Obama orders flags lowered

DENVER — Monday, Sept. 16, 2013 — President Barack Obama today ordered flags be lowered to half-staff nationwide until sunset on Friday, Sept. 20, as a mark of respect for the victims of the senseless acts of violence perpetrated today at the Washington Navy Yard.

 

The full text of the Presidential Proclamation:

 

THE WHITE HOUSE

Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release September 16, 2013

HONORING THE VICTIMS OF THE TRAGEDY AT THE WASHINGTON NAVY YARD

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BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

A PROCLAMATION

 

As a mark of respect for the victims of the senseless acts of violence perpetrated on September 16, 2013, at the Washington Navy Yard, by the authority vested in me as President of the United States by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, I hereby order that the flag of the United States shall be flown at half-staff at the White House and upon all public buildings and grounds, at all military posts and naval stations, and on all naval vessels of the Federal Government in the District of Columbia and throughout the United States and its Territories and possessions until sunset, September 20, 2013. I also direct that the flag shall be flown at half-staff for the same length of time at all United States embassies, legations, consular offices, and other facilities abroad, including all military facilities and naval vessels and stations.

 

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this sixteenth day of September, in the year of our Lord two thousand thirteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-eighth.

 

BARACK OBAMA

 

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