Half-Mast Notice: Mass-Murder in Highland Park, Illinois
Highland Park, Illinois is in Lake County, not Chicago as some reports have indicated. It is one of the ten wealthiest cities per captia in the United States, and the site of numerous films which require settings in mansions.
As a mark of respect for the victims of the senseless acts of gun violence perpetrated on our Independence Day, July 4, 2022, in Highland Park, Illinois, 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, July 9, 2022. 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 fifth day of July, in the year of our Lord two thousand twenty-two, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-seventh.
The American Legion recommends for those flags which cannot be lowered:
For a flag on staff (such as an office or church) or gaff (such as a porch or boat), affix a black ribbon the width of one stripe and the length of the flag to the peak of the staff or gaff.
For a flag displayed flat (such as a wall), affix a black bow to the centre of the flag, or three black bows across the top of the flag.