Flags At Half-Staff For AZ Victims

President Obama has ordered flags at half-staff to honor the victims of the shooting in Arizona.  Below is the text from his proclamation:

As a mark of respect for the victims of the senseless acts of violence perpetrated on Saturday, January 8, 2011, in Tucson, Arizona, 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, January 14, 2011.  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.

Watch the video below of the moment of silence observed at the White House.

One Response to “Flags At Half-Staff For AZ Victims

  • DD Barker
    10 years ago

    Thank you President Obama and First Lady for “non-violence” moment of silence respecting victims of senseless shooting.

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