U.S. flag to be flown at half-staff in honor of U.S. Capitol police officers, according to President Trump proclamation

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(WFRV) – The flag of the United States will be flown at half-staff at the White House and other public buildings and grounds until sunset on January 13, according to a proclamation made by President Trump.

The Office of the Press Secretary released on Sunday a proclamation from President Donald Trump stating that the United States flag will be flown at half-staff in honor of the United States Capitol police officers.

The proclamation read:

As a sign of respect for the service and sacrifice of United States Capitol Police Officers Brian D. Sicknick and Howard Liebengood, and all Capitol Police Officers and law enforcement across this great Nation, 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, January 13, 2021.  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.

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