Governor Janet Mills Orders Flags Lowered in Honor of Victims of Allen, Texas Tragedy
Augusta, MAINE – Consistent with a directive of the President, Governor Janet Mills has ordered that the United States and the State of Maine flags be lowered immediately to half-staff statewide through sunset on Thursday, May 11, 2023 in honor of the victims of acts of violence perpetrated yesterday in Allen, Texas.
The full text of the President’s proclamation is as follows:
As a mark of respect for the victims of the senseless acts of violence perpetrated on May 6, 2023, in Allen, Texas, 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, May 11, 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
seventh day of May, 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-seventh.
JOSEPH R. BIDEN JR.