Presidential Proclamation Honoring the Victims of the Tragedy in Parkland, Florida

Our Nation grieves with those who have lost loved ones inĀ the shooting at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.Ā  As a mark of solemn respect for the victims of the terrible act of violence perpetrated on February 14, 2018, by the authority vested in me as President of the UnitedĀ States by the Constitution and the laws of the UnitedĀ States of America, IĀ hereby order that the flag of the UnitedĀ States shall be flown at half-staff at the WhiteĀ 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 UnitedĀ States and its Territories and possessions until sunset, February 19, 2018.Ā  I also direct that the flag shall be flown atĀ half-staff for the same length of time at all UnitedĀ States embassies, legations, consular offices, and other facilities abroad, including all military facilities and naval vessels andĀ stations.

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this fifteenth day of February, in the year of our Lord twoĀ thousandĀ eighteen, and of the Independence of the UnitedĀ States ofĀ America the twoĀ hundred and forty-second.

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