Presidential Proclamation — Honoring the Victims of the Shooting in Newtown, Connecticut

The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
December 14, 2012

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 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.
 
BARACK OBAMA
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    Obama has ordered flags to half mast.
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    Next up: the White House will be changing their Facebook Avatar.
  22. entropybegets said: we don’t want flags flown in honor of dead children, we want gun laws that protect our children. and we want them now Mr. President.
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