Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Flags Are To Be At Half Staff Until Sunset April 20th Honoring The Vicitms of Boston

Image from Halfstaff.org

Presidential Proclamation -- Honoring the victims of the tragedy in Boston, Massachusetts




As a mark of respect for the victims of the senseless acts of violence perpetrated on April 15, 2013, in Boston, Massachusetts, 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, April 20, 2013. 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 sixteenth day of April, in the year of our Lord two thousand thirteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-seventh.

If you are wondering how to properly fly our American Flag at Half Staff, you can check out my previous post HERE.

I received an email from the American Flag and Flagpole Company today with the above included in it. If you check over on my right sidebar you will find a widget that tells you when to put the Flag at half staff. You can also subscribe via email on their website or by following on Twitter or Facebook.



  1. Would you happen to know how to fly the flag at half staff when it's on a pole sticking out from your house? I am not sure what is appropriate and I want to be respectful of the families involved in this latest Boston event. Thanks!

  2. Kate,

    You can check out my post for you answer and I will add the link to the post above also: http://lovemy2dogs.blogspot.com/2011/09/when-do-you-put-flag-at-half-staff.html

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