Why flags are at half staff: October 29, 2018

by beth on October 29, 2018

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Flags in Southborough and across the nation are flying at half staff until sunset on Wednesday, October 31, as a mark of solemn respect for the victims of the mass shooting at The Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on Saturday, October 27th.

Here is the Presidential Proclamation:

As a mark of solemn respect for the victims of the terrible act of violence perpetrated at The Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on October 27, 2018, 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, October 31, 2018. 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 twenty-seventh day of October, in the year of our Lord two thousand eighteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-third.

DONALD J. TRUMP

(photo from Susan Fitzgerald)

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1 Robert Saladino October 31, 2018 at 8:26 AM

Thank You for this in formation regarding lowing the United States flag at half-mast, again thank you.

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