Friday, December 9, 2016
Flags to Fly at Half-Staff
Dean, Community Relations & Special Events
President Obama has ordered the American flag to half-staff in honor of John Glenn. The flags are to remain at half-staff until sunset of the day of Glenn’s interment. He will be laid to rest in Arlington National Cemetery after lying in state in Ohio for some period. The date of interment is as yet unpublished. See the U.S. Presidential proclamation below:
President of the United States of America
"As a mark of respect for the memory of John Glenn, I hereby order, by the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, 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, on the day of interment. I also direct that the flag shall be flown at half-staff for the same period 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 ninth day of December, in the year of our Lord two thousand sixteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-first."