Stars & Stripes Updates, News and Proclamations

**HALF-STAFF ALERT~ July 8 – 12, 2016** Tragedy in Dallas, Texas

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 Thursday, July 7, 2016, in Dallas, Texas, by the authority vested in me as President of the United States by the Constitution and the laws of the United…

Fathers Day ~ June 19, 2016

Presidential Proclamation — FATHER’S DAY, 2016 – – – – – – – BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION Blessed with the extraordinary privilege and remarkable responsibility of fatherhood, dads play vital roles in our lives — inspiring us to reach for our highest potential, lifting us up when we…

Flag Day and National Flag Week, 2016

  Flag Day and National Flag Week, 2016 BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION Two hundred and forty years ago, a small band of patriots declared independence, proclaiming in one voice that we are free to determine our own destiny and carry out the work of self-governance.  Driven by their…

**HALF-STAFF ALERT~ June 12 – 16, 2016** Tragedy in Orlando, Florida

HONORING THE VICTIMS OF THE ATTACK IN ORLANDO, FLORIDA BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION As a mark of respect for the victims of the act of hatred and terror perpetrated on Sunday, June 12, 2016, in Orlando, Florida, by the authority vested in me as President of the United…

**HALF-STAFF ALERT~ till noon May 30, 2016** Memorial Day

According to the US Flag Code, flags are half staffed until noon only, at which point they are raised to full staff. The half-staff position remembers the more than one million men and women who gave their lives in service of their country. At noon their memory is raised by the living, who resolve not…

**HALF-STAFF ALERT~ May 15 2016** Peace Officers Memorial Day

Presidential Proclamation –Peace Officers Memorial Day and Police Week, 2016 PEACE OFFICERS MEMORIAL DAY AND POLICE WEEK, 2016 For generations, the brave women and men of our Nation’s law enforcement have answered the call to serve and protect our communities.  Enduring long shifts in dangerous and unpredictable circumstances, our Nation’s peace officers embody the courage…

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