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Posted on: May 22, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Flag Lowering

Flag Lowering

1. President Trump orders flags to fly at half-staff to honor CoronaVirus victims
Flags will fly at half-staff to honor CoronaVirus victims for the next 3 days. Governor Inslee direct that Washington State and United States flags at all state agency facilities be lowered to half-staff immediately, in honor of the Victims of the Novel Coronavirus Pandemic pursuant to the Presidential Proclamation issued on May 21, 2020. "I will be lowering the flags on all Federal Buildings and National Monuments to half-staff over the next three days in memory of the Americans we have lost to the CoronaVirus," stated President Trump. He added that flags will be at half-staff on Monday to honor service members who have lost their lives fighting for the nation, as is tradition. The US Department of Veteran Affairs provides more information on lowering the flag

2. Memorial Day United States Flag Display
NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim Memorial Day, May 25, 2020, as a day of prayer for permanent peace, and I designate the hour beginning in each locality at 11:00 a.m. of that day as a time when people might unite in prayer.

I further ask all Americans to observe the National Moment of Remembrance beginning at 3:00 p.m. local time on Memorial Day.

I also request the Governors of the United States and its Territories, and the appropriate officials of all units of government, to direct that, on Memorial Day, the flag be flown at half-staff until noon on all buildings, grounds, and naval vessels throughout the United States and in all areas under its jurisdiction and control.  I also request the people of the United States to display the flag at half-staff from their homes for the customary forenoon period.

Read the full proclamation at

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