Flags at Half-Staff - Proclamation by the President of the United States

A sign of national solidarity and support for the victims and families of the December 14 Newtown, Connecticut community tragedy.

Received this today via the American Legion... 


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As a mark of respect for the victims of the senseless acts of violence perpetrated on December 14, 2012, in Newtown, Connecticut, 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, December 18, 2012. 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 fourteenth day of December, in the year of our Lord two thousand twelve, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-seventh. 


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Patch reinstates deleted accounts! December 18, 2012 at 07:37 PM
I'm glad you posted this. As a US flag-flying resident, I always try to comply with the current events. In fact, I found a website (http://www.aflag.com/) where you can sign up for e-mail notifications whenever the flag should be at 1/2 staff. Yesterday, on Howard in Niles (between Caldwell & Lehigh), there were many flags not at 1/2 staff. Oh, well.. But, again, good reminder, for those who are trying.
Jac Charlier December 18, 2012 at 11:03 PM
Thanks for your posting Me thinks 2. It is a small but very significant act to fly the American flag. I receive flag alerts from the American Legion email notification. I did not know about the website you mentioned, so thanks for sharing.


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