Half Staff at the White House

Discussion in 'Half Mast / Half Staff' started by Union Jack, Oct 2, 2017.

  1. Union Jack

    Union Jack Member

    I have just been watching on CNN the unfolding and unfortunate events of the tragedy in Las Vegas and abhorred by the carnage that has ensued. I have had many a good time in Vegas over the years and my thoughts are with the people whom are trying to comprehend and cope with the ensuing tragedy. Whilst watching President Trump's address to the nation I observed the American flag flying half staff from the White House which is only right. My question is and I hope I'm not being too ghoulish but what constitutes the national flag to be flown at half staff?

    My thoughts are with Las Vegas
    Viva Las Vegas
  2. FlagAdvocate

    FlagAdvocate Member

    The US Flag Code gives the President the authority to order the American flag to be lowered to half-staff for a specified period of national mourning as in the case of the mass shooting in Las Vegas. The Proclamation issued by President Trump can be viewed at the following link: https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-pres...ion-honoring-victims-tragedy-las-vegas-nevada
    Last edited: Oct 30, 2017
  3. Union Jack

    Union Jack Member

    Thanks FA for the link.


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