PRESIDENT ORDERS FLAGS AT HALF-STAFF TO HONOR NEIL ARMSTRONG
President Barack Obama has ordered all U.S. flags to be flown at half-staff on the Friday, August 31, 2012, the day of former astronaut Neil Armstrong’s internment. Armstrong died on Saturday, August 25.
The Fort Worth ISD will abide by the president’s order which reads, in part:
As a mark of respect for the memory of Neil Armstrong, I hereby order, by the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, that on the day of his interment, 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 on such day.
Armstrong is best remembered as the first man to set foot on the moon during the Apollo 11 mission in July, 1969.
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