Flags Lowered to Honor Billy Graham

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Published Friday, February 23, 2018

Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper has ordered flags lowered to half-staff on all public buildings from sunrise to sunset Friday, March 2, to honor the internment of the late Billy Graham, and as proclaimed by President Donald Trump.

The full text of the president's proclamation:

THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 21, 2018

 

DEATH OF BILLY GRAHAM

 

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
A PROCLAMATION


 

As a mark of respect for the memory of Reverend Billy Graham, I hereby order, by the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, that on the day of his interment, 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 such day.  I also direct that the flag shall be flown at half-staff for the same period 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-first day of February, in the year of our Lord two thousand eighteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-second.

DONALD J. TRUMP

Pictures: Rev. Billy Graham with Nancy and President Ronald Reagan.