Proclamation signed by Obama in response to the deadly shooting in Orlando

Orders White House flag be flown at half-staff


WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama signed a proclamation Sunday ordering the White House flag be flown at half-staff to honor those killed in the mass shooting in Orlando.

As a mark of respect for the victims of the act of hatred
and terror perpetrated on Sunday, June 12, 2016, in Orlando,
Florida, 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,
June 16, 2016. 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
twelfth day of June, in the year of our Lord
two thousand sixteen, and of the Independence of the
United States of America the two hundred and fortieth.