The flags in West Hollywood will continue to fly at half-staff–this time as a mark of respect for the victims a Boulder, Colorado shooting at a grocery store on March 12, 2021. President Joe Biden issued a Proclamation that the flag be flown at half-staff starting immediately today, until sunset, on Saturday, March 27, 2021.
The flags were lowered last week to half-staff in response to the senseless acts of gun violence perpetrated on March 16, 2021, in the Atlanta Metropolitan area, which left eight victims dead.
The proclamation in response to the Colorado shooting by the President of the United States of America reads as follows:
“As a mark of respect for the victims of the senseless acts of violence perpetrated on March 22, 2021, in Boulder, Colorado, 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, March 27, 2021. 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 twenty-third day of March, in the year of our Lord two thousand twenty-one, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-fifth.
JOSEPH R. BIDEN JR.”
A gunman opened fire at a King Sooper grocery store in Boulder, Colo., on Monday afternoon, killing 10 people, including a police officer. Police say have taken a suspect into custody after the shooting.