Colorado Governor Jared Polis has ordered flags to be lowered to half-staff on all public buildings beginning immediately until sunset Sunday, August 30, 2021, in honor of the U.S. service members and victims killed in the attack in Kabul, Afghanistan.
President Biden also issued a proclamation today ordering all flags lowered to half-staff honoring those killed and victims of the attack. See the full text of President Biden's proclamation below:
A Proclamation Honoring the Victims of the Attack in Kabul, Afghanistan
As a mark of respect for the U.S. service members and other victims killed in the terrorist attack on August 26, 2021, in Kabul, Afghanistan, 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, August 30, 2021. 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 August, in the year of our Lord two thousand twenty-one, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-fifth.
JOSEPH R. BIDEN JR.