Today, Governor Polis ordered flags to be lowered to half-staff on all public buildings to honor victims of the tragedy in Lewiston, Maine, where a man armed with an AR-15-style weapon has murdered at least 18 people, and wounded dozens more.
As proclaimed by President Joe Biden, flags should be lowered from sunrise today, October 26, 2023, until sunset October 30, 2023. The President’s full proclamation text states:
“As a mark of respect for the victims of the senseless acts of violence perpetrated on October 25, 2023, in Lewiston, Maine, 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, October 30, 2023. 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-sixth day of October, in the year of our Lord two thousand twenty-three, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-eighth.
JOSEPH R. BIDEN JR.