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Flags at Half-Staff – Honoring the Memory of John Glenn

Post Date:04/06/2017 2:27 PM


Posted Date: 4/6/2017

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Flags at Half-Staff – Honoring the Memory of John Glenn

On Thursday, April 6th, 2017, the American Flag at City buildings will be flown at half-staff until sunset in memory of Astronaut and Senator John Glenn. In 1962, John Glenn became the first American to orbit the Earth in the Friendship 7 capsule. Outside of his career as an astronaut, John Glenn served as a United States Senator for 24 years and flew countless missions as a Marine fighter pilot in World War II and the Korean War. Glenn passed away on December 8, 2016 at the age of 95 and was finally laid to rest in Arlington National Cemetery today, April 6th, 2017.  

Proclamation 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.

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