Honoring the Victims of the Orlando Attack

by on June 17, 2016 · 0 comments

in Civil Rights, Culture, LGBT rights, Ocean Beach

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OB Recreation Center. All photos by South OB Girl

Flags throughout San Diego and the rest of country have been half-staff this week to honor the victims of the attack in Orlando, Florida.

The Ocean Beach Recreation Center has had flags at half-staff this week. And the OB Elementary also had flags half-staff all week.


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Half mast at Normal Street DMV offices.

Flags were half-staff until sunset Thursday,  June 16, per President Obama’s proclamation.

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Rainbow flag at half mast at Normal Street and University Ave.

By the President of the United States of America – A Proclamation

“As a mark of respect for the victims of the act of hatred and terror perpetrated on Sunday, June 12, 2016, in Orlando, Florida, 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, June 16, 2016.

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 twelfth day of June, in the year of our Lord two thousand sixteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and fortieth.” — President Barack Obama

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