Half-staff Notification — In Honor of the Death of John Paul Stevens

Capital Building With American Flag at Half-staff

Honoring the Death of John Paul Stevens
Flags at Half-staff July 23, 2019

On July 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 sunrise until sunset on July 23, 2019, the day of John Paul Stevens' interment.

Presidential Proclamation —
Proclamation on the Death of John Paul Stevens

As a mark of respect for the memory and longstanding service of John Paul Stevens, retired Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, I hereby order, by the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, that on the day of his interment, 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 such day. 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 July, 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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