Half Staff Notification — Honoring the Victims of the Attack in Kabul, Afghanistan

Capital Building With American Flag at Half-staff

Honoring the Victims of the Attack in Kabul, Afghanistan

On August 26, 2021, the President of the United States issued a proclamation ordering the flag of the United States to be displayed at half-staff until sunset on August 30, 2021.

A Proclamation on Honoring the Victims of the Attack in Kabul, Afghanistan

As a mark of respect for the U.S. service members and other victims killed in the terrorist attack on August 26, 2021, in Kabul, Afghanistan, 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 30, 2021.  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 twenty-sixth day of August, in the year of our Lord two thousand twenty-one, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-fifth.

JOSEPH R. BIDEN JR.

The proclamation can also be read on the White House website here.

For information about flying your flag at half-staff, read here.