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Flags to fly at half-staff to remember victims of violence in Boston

Contributed by: Chanel Lewis
Published: Tuesday, 16 April 2013 2:00 PM
On the order of the president of the United States, Ball State University will lower its flags today (Wednesday, April 16) to remember the victims of the bombings in Boston. Flags will remain lowered to half-staff until sunset April 20. Gov. Mike Pence is also directing flags at state facilities in all counties of Indiana to be flown at half-staff.

The flag-lowering proclamation from President Obama follows:

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 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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