Published: Jul 02, 2010 6:46 PM EDT
Updated: Jul 02, 2010 3:51 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla - On July 1, 2010, the President, as a mark of respect for the memory of Senator Robert C. Byrd, issued a proclamation directing that the flag of the United States be displayed at half-staff at the White House and on 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 the day of his interment, Tuesday, July 6, 2010.

 

The Governor, in accordance with the proclamation issued by President Barack Obama has asked that all state and local governments join him in honor of the memory of Senator Byrd by lowering their U.S. and state flags.

 

President Obama has also directed that the flag of the United States shall be displayed at full staff at the White House and on 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 on Independence Day, July 4, 2010.

 

The Governor, in accordance with the proclamation issued by President Obama has asked that all state and local governments join him by displaying the U.S. Flag at full staff on Independence Day.

 

Effective immediately until sunset, Tuesday, July 6, 2010, all flags on state property shall be flown at half-staff as a mark of respect for the memory of Senator Byrd, except that the U.S. Flag shall be displayed at full-staff in honor of Independence Day, Sunday, July 4, 2010.