Flags to be lowered to half-staff for Fort Hood victims
Until Tuesday, November 10th
November 6, 2009
President Barack Obama has issued a proclamation which calls for the flags to be flown at half-staff as a mark of respect honoring the victims of the tragedy at Fort Hood, Texas. The proclamation calls for flags to be immediately adjusted and flown at half staff until sunset on Tuesday, November 10th.
"As a mark of respect honoring the victims of the tragedy at Fort Hood, Texas, I hereby order, by the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, 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, Tuesday, November 10, 2009. 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."
The proclamation can be viewed at: http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog.