Governor Inslee hereby directs that Washington State and United States flags at all state agency facilities be lowered to half-staff as per President Obama’s proclamation (below) as a mark of respect for the victims of today’s tragic events at the Washington Navy Yard.
Flags should be lowered immediately and remain at half-staff until sunset/close of business Friday, September 20.
Other government entities, citizens and businesses are encouraged to join this recognition.
Please call (360) 816-2216 if you have any questions about this flag lowering.
From: THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release September 16, 2013
HONORING THE VICTIMS OF THE TRAGEDY AT THE WASHINGTON NAVY YARD
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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 September 16, 2013, at the Washington Navy Yard, 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, September 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 September, in the year of our Lord two thousand thirteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-eighth.
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