Governor Mills orders Maine and U.S. flags at half staff through Wednesday
In accordance with directive from President Donald Trump
AUGUSTA, Maine (WABI) - At the directive of President Trump, Governor Janet Mills ordering all Maine and U.S. flags be lowered to half staff starting Monday and lasting until sunset on Wednesday, January 13th in honor of the two fallen U.S. Capitol Police Officers, Brian D. Sicknick and Howard Liebengood. It also recognizes the service of all United States Capitol Police Officers and member of law enforcement during the riots and protests last Wednesday.
“During the violence at the U.S. Capitol last week, Officers Sicknick and Liebengood bravely defended our institutions of democracy from destruction,” says Governor Mills. “Maine people, like people across the country, mourn their needless and tragic deaths and we pause to honor their sacrifice and service during this difficult time for our nation.”
The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 10, 2021
HONORING UNITED STATES CAPITOL POLICE OFFICERS - - - - - - - BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION
As a sign of respect for the service and sacrifice of United States Capitol Police Officers Brian D. Sicknick and Howard Liebengood, and all Capitol Police Officers and law enforcement across this great Nation, 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, January 13, 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 tenth day of January, 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.
DONALD J. TRUMP
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