Why flags are at half staff: November 8, 2018

Flags in Southborough and across the nation are flying at half staff until sunset on November 10th, in remembrance of the victims of another tragic shooting. This one took place in Thousand Oaks, California yesterday:

As a mark of solemn respect for the victims of the terrible act of violence perpetrated in Thousand Oaks, California, on November 7, 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, November 10, 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 eighth day of November, 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.


(photo from Susan Fitzgerald)

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3 years ago

There seems to be a pattern here, a mass shooting takes place, lower the flags to half mast, Thoughts and prayers, cars going by playing very loud music, shooting at local shooters clubs, and yes I (know the clubs are legal) people oblivious to it all. Have we as a nation become numb to all of this madness? and I truly hope these mass shootings will stop, but if they don’t we as a nation will repeat the process above. so very very sad

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