Flag Half Staff Alert

Presidential Proclamation has been issued.

"Today, our nation mourns the loss of one of our Nation’s most dedicated patriots and public servants. Walter Frederick “Fritz” Mondale served the people of Minnesota as their Attorney General from 1960-1964, as a United States Senator from 1964-1976, as Vice President of the United States from 1977-1981, and as the United States Ambassador to Japan from 1993-1996.

As a mark of respect for Walter Mondale and his life of service to our Nation, I hereby order, by the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United States of America, including section 7 of title 4, United States Code, that the flag of the United States shall be flown at half-staff at the White House and on 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 the day of interment. I also direct that the flag shall be flown at half-staff for the same period at all United States embassies, legations, consular offices, and other facilities abroad, including all military facilities and naval vessels and stations". 

The day of interment has not yet been established.

Read the Proclamation here: https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/presidential-actions/2021/04/20/a-proclamation-on-the-death-of-walter-mondale/ 

All flags flying with the United States Flag should also be lowered. If you have a flag that cannot be lowered, respect can be shown by tying a black ribbon or cord to the top of the mast.

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