Flags Fly at Half-Staff for Victims of El Paso and Dayton Shootings

Flags have been lowered to half-staff as a mark of solemn respect for the victims of the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas on August 3, and in Dayton, Ohio on August 4 that left dozens dead and many more wounded.

President Donald Trump ordered the United States Flag to half-staff in a proclamation Sunday afternoon.

As a matter of protocol, the Maryland flag is lowered to half-staff as well because no flag may fly higher than the United States flag.

According to the President’s proclamation, flags should fly at half-staff from now until sunset on Thursday, August 8.

The proclamation:

Our Nation mourns with those whose loved ones were murdered in the tragic shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, and we share in the pain and suffering of all those who were injured in these two senseless attacks. We condemn these hateful and cowardly acts. Through our grief, America stands united with the people of El Paso and Dayton. May God be with the victims of these two horrific crimes and bring aid and comfort to their families and friends. As a mark of solemn respect for the victims of the terrible acts of violence perpetrated on August 3, 2019, in El Paso, Texas, and on August 4, 2019, in Dayton, Ohio, 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, August 8, 2019. 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.

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One Response to “Flags Fly at Half-Staff for Victims of El Paso and Dayton Shootings”

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    On August 7, 2019 at 11:49 pm responded with... #

    I thank Pres. Trump for his love and respect for the people murdered in ElPaso and Dayton. At last a Pres. who respects and loves
    this Country.

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