By order of the President of the United States, effective immediately, the United States flag at all State and government offices will be flown at half-staff, until sunset, October 6, 2017 as a mark of respect for the victims of the tragedy in Las Vegas, Nevada.
For locations that display illuminated flags that remain up at all times, these flags need to be lowered to half-staff immediately until sunset on October 6, 2017, then returned to full staff. For flag locations at which the flags are not illuminated or for other reasons are raised and lowered each day, the flag, when flown at half-staff, should be first hoisted to the peak for an instant and then lowered to the half-staff position, and returned to full at sunset on October 6, 2017.
Your office is responsible for distributing this information throughout your department for compliance with this order effective immediately.
Following is the proclamation from the President.
The White HouseOffice of the Press SecretaryFor Immediate ReleaseOctober 02, 2017Presidential Proclamation Honoring the Victims of the Tragedy in Las Vegas, NevadaHONORING THE VICTIMS OF THE TRAGEDY IN LAS VEGAS, NEVADA– – – – – – –BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICAA PROCLAMATIONOur Nation is heartbroken. We mourn with all whose loved ones were murdered and injured in last night’s horrible tragedy in Las Vegas, Nevada. As we grieve, we pray that God may provide comfort and relief to all those suffering.As a mark of respect for the victims of the senseless act of violence perpetrated on October 1, 2017, 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, 2017. 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 seventeen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-second.DONALD J. TRUMP