HONORING THE VICTIMS OF THE TRAGEDY IN BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS

17 Apr

THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
April 16, 2013

HONORING THE VICTIMS OF THE TRAGEDY IN BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS
BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

A PROCLAMATION

As a mark of respect for the victims of the senseless
acts of violence perpetrated on April 15, 2013, in Boston,
Massachusetts, 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,
April 20, 2013. 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
sixteenth day of April, in the year of our Lord
two thousand thirteen, and of the Independence of the
United States of America the two hundred and thirty-seventh.

BARACK OBAMA

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