Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Presidential Proclamation -- Honoring the victims of the tragedy in Boston, Massachusetts
HONORING THE VICTIMS OF THE TRAGEDY IN BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS
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BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
As a mark of respect for the victims of the senseless acts of violence perpetrated on April 15, 2013, in Boston, Massachusetts, 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, April 20, 2013. 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 sixteenth day of April, in the year of our Lord two thousand thirteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-seventh.
Monday, January 14, 2013
Flag Code violations: “No disrespect should be shown to the flag of the
….” Section 8.
"The flag should not be draped over the hood, top, sides, or back
of a vehicle or of a railroad train or a boat." Section 7(b).
“When displayed either horizontally or vertically against a wall, the
union should be uppermost and to the flag's own right, that is, to the
observer's left. When displayed in a
window, the flag should be displayed in the same way, with the union or blue
field to the left of the observer in the street." Section 7(i).
"The flag should never be fastened, displayed, used or stored in
such a manner as to permit it to be easily torn, soiled or damaged in any
way." Section 8(e). Photo (C) 2012
by P. Bober. United States of America
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Flag Code Authority: “No other flag or pennant should be placed above or, if on the same level, to the right of the flag of the United States of America….” Section 7(c). “The flag of the United States of America, when it is displayed with another flag against a wall from crossed staffs, should be on the right, the flag's own right, and its staff should be in front of the staff of the other flag.” Section 7(d). “When flags of two or more nations are displayed, they are to be flown from separate staffs of the same height. The flags should be of approximately equal size. International usage forbids the display of the flag of one nation above that of another nation in time of peace.” Section 7(g). “The flag represents a living country and is itself considered a living thing. Therefore, the lapel flag pin being a replica, should be worn on the left lapel near the heart.” Section 8(j).
PLEASE NOTE that care should always be taken in displaying the flags of other nations in a manner “equal” to that of the United States: “No person shall display the flag of the United Nations or any other national or international flag equal, above, or in a position of superior prominence or honor to, or in place of, the flag of the United States at any place within the United States or any Territory or possession thereof: Provided, That nothing in this section shall make unlawful the continuance of the practice heretofore followed of displaying the flag of the United Nations in a position of superior prominence or honor, and other national flags in positions of equal prominence or honor, with that of the flag of the United States at the headquarters of the United Nations.” Section 7(c). Photo (C) 2012 by N. Simmons.