Current Status: Half Staff
By order of the Governor, and in accordance with the Presidential proclamation below, flags over the State Capitol and all State office buildings are to be lowered to half-staff in honor and memory of the victims of today’s tragic events in Sante Fe, Texas. Flags are to be lowered effective immediately and raised back to full-staff at sunset on Tuesday, May 22, 2018.
THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 18, 2018
HONORING THE VICTIMS OF THE TRAGEDY IN SANTA FE, TEXAS
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BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Our Nation grieves with those affected by the shooting at Santa Fe High School in Texas. May God heal the injured and may God comfort the wounded, and may God be with the victims and with the victims' families. As a mark of solemn respect for the victims of the terrible act of violence perpetrated on May 18, 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, May 22, 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
eighteenth day of May, in the year of our Lord two thousand eighteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-second.
DONALD J. TRUMP