Mayor Gary Phillips and the President have ordered that the flag of the United States be lowered to half-staff in honor of the victims of the shooting massacre in Thousand Oaks, CA. Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with the survivors and loved ones involved in this horrific tragedy. Please lower the flag with honor and respect. The flag should be returned to full-staff at sunset on November 10, 2018.
Issued on: November 8, 2018
As a mark of solemn respect for the victims of the terrible act of violence perpetrated in Thousand Oaks, California, on November 7, 2018, 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 10, 2018. 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 eighth day of November, in the year of our Lord two thousand eighteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-third.
DONALD J. TRUMP