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April 17 09:51 AM

President orders flags to be flown at half staff

President Obama signs proclamation honoring victims of the tragedy in Boston

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Flags at the Bossier City Municipal Complex and all Bossier City municipal buildings are flying at half staff per President Obama's order out of respect for the victims of the senseless acts of violence perpetrated on April 15, in Boston, Massachusetts. - Mark Natale

 As a mark of respect for the victims of the senseless acts of violence perpetrated on April 15, 2013, in Boston, Massachusetts, President Barack Obama on Tuesday ordered that the flag of the United States 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, April 20, 2013. 

He also directed 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.

On Wednesday morning, Governor Bobby Jindal followed the President's proclamation by issuing an order for the state flag of Louisiana be flown at half staff over the State Capital and all public buildings and state institutions until sunset Saturday. 


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