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Presidential Proclamation--Honoring the Victims of the Tragedy in Tucson, Arizona

posted Jan 10, 2011, 7:45 AM by Lt Col CAP NJWG/GRA KING, ZACHARY Z   [ updated Jan 10, 2011, 7:58 AM ]


The President has issued a proclamation that Federal Government flags will be flown at half-staff until sunset on January 14th, and has called for a moment of silence to be observed on Monday, January 10th at 11:00AM EST.

The White House

Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release                                                                                   January 09, 2011

Presidential Proclamation--Honoring the Victims of the Tragedy in Tucson, Arizona

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.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this ninth day of January, in the year of our Lord two thousand eleven, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-fifth.

      BARACK OBAMA                     





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