President orders flags all U.S. flags at half staff for Sen. Inouye

Published On: Dec 18 2012 10:53:41 AM HST   Updated On: Dec 18 2012 12:05:58 PM HST

President Barack Obama issued a proclamation Tuesday ordering all American flags to be flown at half staff in honor of Sen. Daniel Inouye.

The proclamation states that the U.S. flag should remain that way until Sen. Inouye is interned.

The exact proclamation is as follows:

"As a mark of respect for the memory and longstanding service of Senator Daniel K. Inouye, President pro tempore of the Senate, I hereby order, by the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, and consistent with President Nixon's Proclamation 3948, 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 on the day of his interment. I further 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."


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