Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentLaw & Ethics · 1 decade ago

why hasn't our President announced whether or not to lower the flag to half mast?

The Capital has lowered their flags but the Washington monument has not lowered theirs, I lowered mine because I don't know and rather err on the side of caution but does our President know how important this is, is this official or not are we a country in mourning or not, are we united or not, divided we fall!!

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  • Jon G
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago
    Best answer

    The President issued a proclamation as follows:

    "The President also just issued the Proclamation below:

    DEATH OF SENATOR EDWARD M. KENNEDY

    - - - - - - -

    BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

    A PROCLAMATION

    Senator Edward M. Kennedy was not only one of the greatest senators of our time, but one of the most accomplished Americans ever to serve our democracy. Over the past half-century, nearly every major piece of legislation that has advanced the civil rights, health, and economic well-being of the American people bore his name and resulted from his efforts. With his passing, an important chapter in our American story has come to an end.

    As a mark of respect for the memory of Senator Edward M. Kennedy, I hereby order, by the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United States of America, 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 on August 30, 2009. I also direct that the flag of the United States shall be flown at half-staff until sunset on the day of his interment. I further direct that the flag shall be flown at half-staff for the same periods 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 twenty-sixth day of August, in the year of our Lord two thousand nine, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-fourth.

    BARACK OBAMA"

    It's entirely up to you whether you lower your own personal flag to half mast.

  • 1 decade ago

    In the United States, the President can issue an executive order for the flag of the United States to be flown at half-staff upon the death of principal figures of the United States government, and others, as a mark of respect to their memory. When such an order is issued, all government buildings, offices, public schools and military bases are to fly their flags at half-staff.

    Source(s): Wikipedia
  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    The flag at the White house is lowered

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    The President ordered such this morning, including all Federal buildings.

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  • 1 decade ago

    He might be on the phone to the parents of Ted's car passenger.

  • 1 decade ago

    he has. lower your flag. we will all mourn in wake for one week

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    He probably didnt lower it because he hates America, its obvious he hates America by all of these policies hes trying to push through. Get over it you liberal pigs.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    you are not paying attention..it was at half mast early this am

  • 1 decade ago

    He requested that early this morning.*

  • 1 decade ago

    Kennedy was just another politician. And somebody who for all his years in the Senate - is singuliarly lacking in achievements.

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