United States Flags to be Flown at Half-Staff on Memorial Day

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

A PROCLAMATION

Memorial Day is our Nation’s solemn reminder that freedom is never free.  It is a moment of collective reflection on the noble sacrifices of those who gave the last measure of devotion in service of our ideals and in the defense of our Nation.  On this ceremonious day, we remember the fallen, we pray for a lasting peace among nations, and we honor these guardians of our inalienable rights.

This year, we commemorate the centennial anniversary of America’s entry into World War I.  More than 4.7 million Americans served during The Great War, representing more than 25 percent of the American male population between the ages of 18 and 31 at the time.  We remember the more than 100,000 Americans who sacrificed their lives during “The War to End All Wars,” and who left behind countless family members and loved ones.  We pause again to pray for the souls of those heroes who, one century ago, never returned home after helping to restore peace in Europe.

On Memorial Day we honor the final resting places of the more than one million men and women who sacrificed their lives for our Nation, by decorating their graves with the stars and stripes, as generations have done since 1868.  We also proudly fly America’s beautiful flag at our homes, businesses, and in our community parades to honor their memory.  In doing so, we pledge our Nation’s allegiance to the great cause of freedom for which they fought and ultimately died.

In honor and recognition of all of our fallen service members, the Congress, by a joint resolution approved May 11, 1950, as amended (36 U.S.C. 116), has requested the President issue a proclamation calling on the people of the United States to observe each Memorial Day as a day of prayer for permanent peace and designating a period on that day when the people of the United States might unite in prayer.  The Congress, by Public Law 106-579, has also designated 3:00 p.m. local time on that day as a time for all Americans to observe, in their own way, the National Moment of Remembrance.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim Memorial Day, May 29, 2017, as a day of prayer for permanent peace, and I designate the hour beginning in each locality at 11:00 a.m. of that day as a time when people might unite in prayer.  I urge the press, radio, television, and all other information media to cooperate in this observance.

I further ask all Americans to observe the National Moment of Remembrance beginning at 3:00 p.m. local time on Memorial Day.

I also request the Governors of the United States and its Territories, and the appropriate officials of all units of government, to direct that the flag be flown at half-staff until noon on this Memorial Day on all buildings, grounds, and naval vessels throughout the United States and in all areas under its jurisdiction and control.  I also request the people of the United States to display the flag at half-staff from their homes for the customary forenoon period.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-fourth day of May, in the year of our Lord two thousand seventeen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-first.

DONALD J. TRUMP

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Peace Officers Memorial Day

In honor of Peace Officers Memorial Day, flags are to be flown at half staff for the entire day, Monday May 15th.

 

Whereas, from the beginning of this Nation, law enforcement officers have played an important role in safeguarding the rights and freedoms which are guaranteed by the Constitution and in protecting the lives and property of our citizens; and

Whereas, through constant application of new procedures and techniques, such officers are becoming more efficient in their enforcement of our laws; and

Whereas it is important that our people know and understand the problems, duties, and responsibilities of their police departments and the necessity for cooperating with them in maintaining law and order; and

Whereas it is fitting and proper that we express our gratitude for the dedicated service and courageous deeds of law enforcement officers and for the contributions they have made to the security and well-being of all our people; and

Whereas, by a joint resolution approved October 1, 1962 (76 Stat. 676), the Congress has requested the President to designate May 15 of each year as Peace Officers Memorial Day and the calendar week during which such May 15 occurs as Police Week:

Now, Therefore, I, John F. Kennedy, President of the United States of America, do hereby designate May 15, 1963, and May 15 of each succeeding year, as Peace Officers Memorial Day, in honor of those peace officers who, through their courageous deeds, have lost their lives or have become disabled in the performance of duty.

I also designate the week of May 12 through May 18, 1963, and the calendar week during which May 15 occurs of each succeeding year, as Police Week, in recognition of the service given by the men and women who, night and day, protect us through enforcement of our laws.

I invite State and local governments, patriotic, civic, and educational organizations, and the people of the United States generally, to observe Peace Officers Memorial Day and Police Week in this year and each succeeding year with appropriate ceremonies in which all our people may join in commemorating law enforcement officers, past and present, who by their faithful and loyal devotion to their responsibilities have rendered a dedicated service to their communities, and, in so doing, have established for themselves an enviable and enduring reputation for preserving the rights and security of all citizens.

In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Seal of the United States of America to be affixed.

DONE at the City of Washington this fourth day of May in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and sixty-three, and of the Independence of the United States of America the one hundred and eighty-seventh.

 

John F. Kennedy

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Presidential Proclamation – Honoring the Memory of John Glenn

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

A PROCLAMATION

As a mark of respect for the memory of John Glenn, 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 fifth day of April, in the year of our Lord two thousand seventeen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-first.

DONALD J. TRUMP

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Making a BOLD Statement…Just What You Need!

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When you are a well-established company in the security systems industry, it is important that you present your brand in a dynamic way. Sonitrol Security had transitioned its brand visually across the board and, once again asked Conder to apply its expertise in branded vehicle wraps to its growing fleet of service vehicles. With locations in over 200 cities in the US, Canada and Europe, it was crucial that the new Sonitrol “look” was bold and consistent. The Conder team helped Sonitrol NC/SC insure that the new graphic theme met the needs and look they desired and applied the graphics to the initial vehicles that are seen publicly every day. The Sonitrol brand was applied to a number of full scale Ford 150 cargo vans and Ford Transit Connect vans and will seek to grow its new “look” as new vehicles are added to the fleet. Conder, the certified 3M dealer, delivers striking graphic solutions to marketing efforts at any scale. It is committed to implement customer’s brands that lead to effective sales opportunities.

Will Bannister, the Sonitrol Operations Manager, was quite pleased with the new fleet graphics… “just what we needed.” Conder takes pride in its working relationship with customers. Whether it is fleet graphics or public events, we work to insure that a company’s marketing efforts are executed with attention to detail and an understanding of budget and planning. The 60 year old company has expanded its products and services from flags & flag poles to signs and graphics for a vast customer base in the Southeast.

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“Gifts for Dad” and More at Conder Flag!

Are you in need of a gift for a loved one? With Christmas just a few weeks away, now is the time to make the last of your purchases for the Holiday Season! Here at Conder we would like to add some meaningful options to your shopping list that won’t break the bank!

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If you have ventured down Dwight Evans Road in Charlotte over the past few days, you may have noticed that Conder Flag looks a bit different. It would be hard to miss the building with the newly installed Christmas themed wall decals! If you need a “Gift for Dad” or another loved one, Conder might just be the best place to start! For Directions to our showroom and hours, Click Here.

 

Signature Series American Flag

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This beautiful flag is the finest on the market today! This product is for the discriminating consumer and flag enthusiast. The stars are more densely embroidered than ever before. They offer the fade resistant nylon with individually lock-stitched stripes for superior construction. For those patriotic and proud-to-be-American individuals in your life, this flag will be the perfect gift! Click Here to view our Signature Series Flag!

 

Military Flags

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Whether you know a Veteran, someone who is actively serving in the Military, or somebody who supports the armed forces, one of Conder’s military flags would make a great Christmas gift! Conder’s armed forces line of outdoor flags are made from high-grade nylon material. The nylon is manufactured to withstand the elements! If you don’t think an outdoor armed forces flag would fit the budget, we also offer 4″ x 6″ stick flags that are great for table decorations! To view our selection or Military Flags, click Here.

 

Sports Memorabilia

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Conder provides a wide variety of sports flags, car flags, banners and more! If your loved one has a favorite team and a man-cave that needs decorating, look no farther than Conder Flag! Stop by our showroom any day of the week to see our Sports selection!

 

Spinning Kits

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This affordable yet sturdy kit includes a 3×5′ American Flag, a 6′ pole and adjustable bracket! This would make a wonderful gift for a parent or family member this Christmas season. It will add the perfect patriotic touch to any home! Click Here to start looking at our spinning kits!

 

It’s never a bad time to add that patriotic touch to your life. Here at Conder we take pride is our Made in the USA products and our community! If you are still looking for the gift that’s just right for your loved one, Conder is a wonderful place to start! We are happy to supply “Gifts for Dad” and more!

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South Carolina Flags at Half-Staff

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Governor Nikki Haley orders that the flags be flown at half-staff from sunup to sundown on Wednesday, October 5, 2016, honoring the memory and public service of Judge Tanya Gee, South Carolina Circuit Court.

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Presidential Proclamation — Death of Shimon Peres

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BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

A PROCLAMATION

As a mark of respect for the memory of Shimon Peres, former President and Prime Minister of Israel, I hereby order, by the authority vested in me by the Constitution and 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 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, on September 30, 2016. 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 twenty-eighth day of September, in the year of our Lord two thousand sixteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-first.

BARACK OBAMA

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U.S. Flags at Half-Staff in Remembrance of 9/11

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This year marks the first year in U.S. history that freshmen in High School will learn about 9/11 as a historical event that took place before their birth. 15 years after the terrorist attacks shook our country, it is important to remember why we keep our flags at half-staff every year on Patriot Day and why we should give a moment of silence for the victims of 9/11.

As stated on Annin Flagmakers Website: “Patriot Day has been added to the Flag Holidays listed in section 174 of the US Flag Code. On December 18, 2001, President Bush signed Public Law No: 107-89, designating September 11th as Patriot Day. State and local governments and the people of the United States are asked to observe Patriot Day with appropriate programs and activities to honor the individuals who lost their lives as a result of the terrorist attacks on that date in 2001.

The day has also been designated as a day that the US flag should be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sundown, not just until noon as is done on Memorial Day. In addition the people of the United States are asked to observe a moment of silence on Patriot Day in remembrance of the victims.”

It is a common theme that “Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it.” Though the vast majority of Americans no longer stand in a moment of silence every morning, it is still important to teach our students why we did and why we still do each year on September 11th. It is a sign of respect for our fellow Americans who’s lives were cut short due to the horrific events that took place on this day 15 years ago and to their families who have had to continue on without them. 

To display the flags at half-staff from sunrise until sunset is also a hugely important theme that we, as Americans, should follow. Our nation changed on September 11th 2001. The Country that we were before that day is different from who we are now. Younger generations will only be learning about these events second hand. They won’t know what their fellow Americans experienced on that day. To keep our flags at half-staff is a sign of mourning and respect as a country. When this year’s freshman, and all those in grades K-8 step outside on September 11th, the sight of US flags at half-staff throughout the community and across the country will be a reminder that respect will always be given on this day. It will never be JUST a history lesson in a text book. It will be built into the fabric of this nation as it grows, generation after generation, so that we will never forget.

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HONORING THE VICTIMS OF THE ATTACK IN BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA

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BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

A PROCLAMATION

As a mark of respect for the victims of the attack on police officers perpetrated on Sunday, July 17, 2016, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 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, July 22, 2016. 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 eighteenth day of July, in the year of our Lord two thousand sixteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-first.

 

BARACK OBAMA

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HONORING THE VICTIMS OF THE ATTACK IN NICE, FRANCE

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BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

A PROCLAMATION

As a mark of respect for the victims of the attack perpetrated on July 14, 2016, in Nice, France, 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, July 19, 2016. 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 thisfifteenth day of July, in the year of our Lord two thousand sixteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-first.

BARACK OBAMA

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