Flags Fly At Half-Staff April 6th
Flags across Texas and the United States are flying at half-staff April 6th. A proclamation by the President of the United States and Governor Greg Abbott requests the action in respect for the memory of former U.S. Senator, NASA astronaut and Navy aviator John Glenn.
THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 5, 2017
HONORING THE MEMORY OF JOHN GLENN
BY THE 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 on the day of his interment, 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 such day. 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
fifth day of April, in the year of our Lord two thousand seventeen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-first.
DONALD J. TRUMP