A Proclamation by the President of the United States of America, Honoring the victims of the attack in Paris, France. (November 15)

IMG_4621The American people stand with the people of France.
Friday’s terror attacks were not just an attack on Paris; they
were an attack on all humanity and the universal values we
share, including the bonds of liberté, égalité, and fraternité.
These values will endure far beyond any terrorists or their
hateful vision. The United States and our allies do not give in
to fear, nor will we be divided, nor will anyone change our way
of life. We will do whatever it takes, working with nations and
peoples around the world, to bring the perpetrators of these
attacks to justice, and to go after terrorists who threaten our

As a mark of respect for the victims of the senseless
acts of violence perpetrated on November 13, 2015, in Paris,
France, 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,
November 19, 2015. 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
fifteenth day of November, in the year of our Lord
two thousand fifteen, and of the Independence of the
United States of America the two hundred and fortieth.