White House Proclamation on Honoring the Victims of the Tragedy in the Atlanta Metropolitan Area

Earlier today, March 18, 2021, President Joe Biden issued an order, honoring the victims of the Atlanta area mass shooting, to fly all American flags on public grounds at half-staff until Monday, March 22. Read below for the full proclamation.

March 18, 2021

HONORING THE VICTIMS OF THE TRAGEDY IN THE ATLANTA METROPOLITAN AREA

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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 March 16, 2021, in the Atlanta Metropolitan area, 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, March 22, 2021.  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 eighteenth day of March, in the year of our Lord two thousand twenty-one, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-fifth.

JOSEPH R. BIDEN JR.

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