BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Our Nation mourns with those whose
loved ones were murdered in the tragic shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton,
Ohio, and we share in the pain and suffering of all those who were injured in
these two senseless attacks. We condemn these hateful and cowardly
acts. Through our grief, America stands united with the people of El Paso
and Dayton. May God be with the victims of these two horrific crimes and
bring aid and comfort to their families and friends.
As a mark of solemn respect for the victims of the terrible
acts of violence perpetrated on August 3, 2019, in El Paso, Texas, and on
August 4, 2019, in Dayton, Ohio, 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, August 8, 2019.
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.