ALERT: ALL FLAGS ORDERED TO HALF-STAFF

Following the attack in Dallas, President Obama has this morning ordered all official American flags to be flown at half-staff until sunset, Tuesday, July 12, 2016.  

This order is effective for all flags displayed at the White House, upon all public buildings and grounds, at all military posts and naval stations, as well as all United States embassies, legations, consular offices, and other facilities abroad, including all military facilities and naval vessels and stations.

While the order does not extend to privately owned flags, the owners of such flags may if they wish also fly their flags at half-staff in solidarity.

We extend our deepest sympathies to all affected.