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President Obama Orders Flags to Half-Staff following Dallas Shootings

Flag Half Staff 450x280President Barack Obama has ordered the American flag to half-staff as a mark of respect for the victims of the attack on police officers on July 7 in Dallas, Texas.

According to the President’s proclamation, flags should fly at half staff from now until sunset on July 12.

As a matter of protocol the Maryland flag is lowered to half-staff as well because no flag may be higher than the American flag.

Sonya Burke

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Sonya Burke is the Multimedia Manager at Montgomery Community Media (MCM). You can email story ideas at sburke@mymcmedia.org or reach her on Twitter @SonyaNBurke.

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