photo of Public Service HQ 9/11 Flags Half Staff

President Barack Obama Orders U.S. Flag to Half-Staff In Honor of California Shooting Victims (PHOTO)

photo of Public Service HQ 9/11 Flags Half Staff

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President Barack Obama is ordering that U.S. flags be flown at half-staff to honor victims of the San Bernardino, California shooting, that left 14 people dead.

According to a White House news release, the President signed the proclamation on Thursday, which calls for flags to be flown at half-staff through Monday.

“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 through December 7, 2015.¬† 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 Maryland flag has also been ordered to be flow at half-staff according to the Office of the Secretary of State of Maryland.

 

Maureen Chowdhury

About Maureen Chowdhury

Maureen Chowdhury is a multimedia journalist with Montgomery Community Media. She can be reached at mchowdhury@mymcmedia.org and on Twitter at @MediaMaureen. Maureen authors the blog Sound Check on MyMCMedia.

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