DOVER – President Obama Thursday ordered American flags at all U.S. government buildings and facilities be flown at half-staff beginning immediately, “as a mark of respect for the victims of gun violence perpetrated on December 2, 2015, in San Bernardino, California.” In concurrence with the President’s order and as an expression of Delaware’s sympathy for the people affected by the tragedy in San Bernardino, Governor Markell has ordered the American and Delaware flags at state buildings and facilities also be flown at half-staff.
Monday also marks National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. Each year, on December 7, we honor the men and women who selflessly sacrificed for our country, and we show our enduring gratitude to all who fought to defend freedom against the forces of tyranny and oppression in the Second World War. Governor Markell further orders the American and Delaware flags at state buildings and facilities be flown at half-staff through December 7, 2015 in recognition of National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day.
Flags can be returned to full-staff at the start of business on Tuesday, December 8, 2015.