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Posted on: February 23, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Flags At Half Mast to Honor 500,000 Deaths from Coronavirus

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President Biden has ordered the lowering of flags to half-staff in memory of the more than 500,000 Americans who have died from COVID-19.

In the proclamation, the President states: 
"I also hereby order, by the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United States, that the flag of the United States shall be flown at half-staff at the White House and on 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 February 26, 2021. 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."

The full proclamation can be viewed here: HERE

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