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The original item was published from 7/20/2012 1:07:31 PM to 7/27/2012 12:05:01 AM.

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Posted on: July 20, 2012

[ARCHIVED] Flag Lowering

Governor Chris Gregoire joins President Obama in directing Washington State and United States flags at all Washington State agency facilities be lowered to half-staff in memory and recognition of those killed and injured in the Aurora, Colorado tragedy.

Flags should remain at half-staff until close of business Wednesday, July 25.

Other government entities, citizens and businesses are encouraged to join this recognition.

THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release July 20, 2012
HONORING THE VICTIMS OF THE TRAGEDY IN AURORA, COLORADO
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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 July 20, 2012, in Aurora, Colorado, 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, July 25, 2012. 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
twentieth day of July, in the year of our Lord two thousand twelve, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-seventh.
BARACK OBAMA

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