Presidential Proclamation – Honoring the Victims of the Attack
in Brussels, Belgium

HONORING THE VICTIMS OF THE ATTACK IN BRUSSELS, BELGIUM

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BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

A PROCLAMATION

The American people stand with the people of Brussels.  We
will do whatever it takes, working with nations and peoples around the world,
to bring the perpetrators of these attacks to justice, and to go after
terrorists who threaten our people

As a mark of respect for the victims of the senseless acts of
violence perpetrated on March 22, 2016, in Brussels,Belgium, 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,
March 26, 2016.  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
twenty-second day of March, in the year of our Lord two thousand sixteen, and
of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and
fortieth.

BARACK OBAMA

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