Why hasn't our President announced whether or not to lower the flag to half mast?
The Capital has lowered their flags but the Washington monument has not lowered theirs, I lowered mine because I don't know and rather err on the side of caution but does our President know how important this is, is this official or not are we a country in mourning or not, are we united or not, divided we fall!!
- sweet_emotionLv 41 decade agoFavorite Answer
You are running behind - the Prez issued the directive earlier today.
Senator Edward M. Kennedy was not only one of the greatest senators of our time, but one of the most accomplished Americans ever to serve our democracy. Over the past half-century, nearly every major piece of legislation that has advanced the civil rights, health, and economic well-being of the American people bore his name and resulted from his efforts. With his passing, an important chapter in our American story has come to an end.
As a mark of respect for the memory of Senator Edward M. Kennedy, I hereby order, by the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United States of America, 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 on August 30, 2009. I also direct that the flag of the United States shall be flown at half-staff until sunset on the day of his interment. I further direct that the flag shall be flown at half-staff for the same periods 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 twenty-sixth day of August, in the year of our Lord two thousand nine, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-fourth.
- YayaLv 71 decade ago
Flags will be flown at half-mast Thursday.
Don't be so quick to blame the President, dude.
We share your grief.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
Why would you lower it? BTW Blood hit the nail on the head.. Soros owns the democratic party.
- firewomenLv 71 decade ago
He made that announcement early this morning.*
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- Anonymous1 decade ago
George Soros hasn't made the call to his puppet yet.