On Friday, Governor Mitch Daniels directed that flags throughout Indiana and at the State House be lowered to half-staff until sunset on December 18. This is in accordance with a directive from President Barack Obama following the massacre at a Connecticut school on Friday.
From the Governor's Office:
Governor Daniels directs flags to be lowered to half-staff
INDIANAPOLIS (December 14, 2012) – Governor Mitch Daniels has directed that flags throughout the state and at the State House be lowered to half-staff until sunset on December 18.This is in accordance with a directive from President Barack Obama. The president’s proclamation is below:
THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release December 14, 2012
HONORING THE VICTIMS OF THE TRAGEDY IN NEWTOWN, CONNECTICUT
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BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
As a mark of respect for the victims of the senseless acts of violence perpetrated on December 14, 2012, in Newtown, Connecticut, 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, December 18, 2012. 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 fourteenth day of December, in the year of our Lord two thousand twelve, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-seventh.