BY THE PRESIDENT
OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
We are deeply saddened by the
shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas, which took the lives of more than 25
innocent victims while they were attending church. As we mourn the victims of
this unprovoked act of violence, we pray for healing and comfort for all the
family members and loved ones who are grieving.
As a mark of respect for the
victims of this senseless act of violence perpetrated on November 5, 2017, 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, November 9, 2017. 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 fifth day of November, in the year of our Lord two
thousand seventeen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the
two hundred and forty-second.
DONALD J. TRUMP