Half-staff Notification — In Honor of the Death of Elijah E. Cummings

Capital Building With American Flag at Half-staff

Honoring the Death of Elijah E. Cummings
Flags at Half-staff until Sunset October 18, 2019

On October 17, 2019, the President of the United States issued a proclamation ordering the flag of the United States to be displayed at half-staff from now until sunset on October 18, 2019.

Presidential Proclamation on the Death of Elijah E. Cummings

As a mark of respect for the memory and longstanding public service of Representative Elijah E. Cummings, of Maryland, I hereby order, by the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the 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 through October 18, 2019. I also direct that the flag shall be flown at half‑staff for the same period 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 seventeenth day of October, in the year of our Lord two thousand nineteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-fourth.


The proclamation can also be read here.

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

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