Knox County flags to be displayed at half-staff following the death of President George H. W. Bush
Knoxville, Tenn. — Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs has ordered all Knox County flags be displayed at half-staff in accordance with the Presidential Proclamation following the passing of President George H. W. Bush.
“I’m saddened to hear about the passing of President George H. W. Bush,” Mayor Jacobs said. “He was a great statesman who governed with dignity. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.”
President Donald Trump over the weekend issued a proclamation directing that the flag of the United States be displayed 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 for a period of 30 days from the day of his death. I also direct that, for the same length of time, the representatives of the United States in foreign countries shall make similar arrangements for the display of the flag at half-staff over their embassies, legations, consular offices, and other facilities abroad, including all military facilities and naval vessels and stations.