Finally: the White House Lowers American Flag to Half Staff

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It took five full days but the U.S. flag atop the White House is now flying at half-staff in remembrance of five service members who were killed in last week’s Chattanooga, Tennessee shooting.


President Barack Obama issued an order Tuesday to lower the flag, following similar moves at the U.S. Capitol and even by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.

The order also follows criticism of the White House.

U.S. flags flown at all public buildings and grounds, including military posts, will fly at half-staff until sunset Saturday.


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