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The flag is to be flown at half-staff until sunset May 22, 2018. Read the full text of the President's proclamation below. The proclamation may also be read on the Whitehouse website. Presidential proclamation honoring the victims of the tragedy in Santa Fe, Texas Our Nation grieves with those affected by the shooting at Santa Fe High School in Texas.  May God heal the injured and may God comfort the wounded, and may God be with the victims and with the victims’ families.  As a mark of solemn respect for the victims of the terrible act of violence perpetrated on...

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President Donald J. Trump Proclaims May 19, 2018, as Armed Forces Day

On Armed Forces Day, we pay tribute to the extraordinary men and women who serve our Nation with valor and distinction in all branches of the military. This annual observance honors their steadfast service in preserving our Nation’s peace, preserving our freedom, and defending our founding principles.

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The President of the United States has issued a proclamation ordering the flag of the United States to be displayed at half-staff until sunset on May 15, 2018 in honor of Peace Officers Memorial Day. Read the President's proclamation here. Learn more about flying the American Flag at half-staff. Unable to fly your flag at half-staff? Read here to find the alternative to flying your flag at half-staff.

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As Memorial Day fast approaches, Americans find themselves planning celebrations, vacations, and getting ready for the summer ahead. Let’s also remember the true meaning of Memorial Day and the traditions and etiquette which go along with this day of honor and respect for our fallen soldiers. There are a few things to remember when recognizing Memorial Day How to properly fly your American Flag at half-staff on Memorial Day In honor of Memorial Day, one of the most important traditions is to fly Outdoor American Flags at half-staff for the first half of the day. Title 4 Chapter 1, Section...

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Today, many people associate Memorial Day with the unofficial start of the summer season. Most public pools are officially open and many communities host parties, concerts, and events to celebrate the occasion.

But Memorial Day is also a day to remember the American heroes who gave their lives for this great American nation.

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