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Obama Orders Flags At Half-Staff To Honor Victims Of Oregon Shooting

The flags will remain at half-staff until sunset on Oct. 6.

President Barack Obama issued a proclamation Friday ordering flags to be flown at half-staff to honor the victims of the Oregon shooting.

On Thursday, a man embarked on a shooting rampage at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon, killing at least nine people.

Below is the full text of Obama's proclamation: 

As a mark of respect for the victims of gun violence perpetrated on October 1, 2015, in Roseburg, Oregon, 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, October 6, 2015. 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 second day of October, in the year of our Lord two thousand fifteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and fortieth.

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