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Obama orders flag lowered to half-staff through Friday

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(KYTX) - President Obama has issued an order that flags be lowered to half-staff immediately to pay tribute to the victims of the Washington Navy Yard. 

All state agencies should display the US and Texas flags half-staff through Friday, September 20. 

Other agencies, businesses and individuals are encouraged to do the same. 

Statement from the President:

As a mark of respect for the victims of the senseless acts of violence perpetrated on September 16, 2013, at the Washington Navy Yard, 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, September 20, 2013. 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.

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