Death of Senator Edward M. Kennedy, 44725 [E9-21029]

Download as PDF 44725 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 74, No. 166 Friday, August 28, 2009 Title 3— Proclamation 8403 of August 26, 2009 The President Death of Senator Edward M. Kennedy By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation Senator Edward M. Kennedy was not only one of the greatest senators of our time, but one of the most accomplished Americans ever to serve our democracy. Over the past half-century, nearly every major piece of legislation that has advanced the civil rights, health, and economic wellbeing of the American people bore his name and resulted from his efforts. With his passing, an important chapter in our American story has come to an end. As a mark of respect for the memory of Senator Edward M. Kennedy, I hereby order, by the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United States of America, 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 on August 30, 2009. I also direct that the flag of the United States shall be flown at half-staff until sunset on the day of his interment. I further direct that the flag shall be flown at half-staff for the same periods at all United States embassies, legations, consular offices, and other facilities abroad, including all military facilities and naval vessels and stations. [FR Doc. E9–21029 Filed 8–27–09; 12:00 pm] Billing code 3195–W9–P VerDate Nov<24>2008 22:06 Aug 27, 2009 Jkt 217001 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\28AUD1.SGM 28AUD1 OB#1.EPS</GPH> jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with FRD1 IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-sixth day of August, in the year of our Lord two thousand nine, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirtyfourth.

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 166 (Friday, August 28, 2009)]
[Presidential Documents]
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Proclamation 8403--Death of Senator Edward M. Kennedy


                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 166 / Friday, August 28, 2009 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

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                Proclamation 8403 of August 26, 2009

                
Death of Senator Edward M. Kennedy

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                Senator Edward M. Kennedy was not only one of the 
                greatest senators of our time, but one of the most 
                accomplished Americans ever to serve our democracy. 
                Over the past half-century, nearly every major piece of 
                legislation that has advanced the civil rights, health, 
                and economic well-being of the American people bore his 
                name and resulted from his efforts. With his passing, 
                an important chapter in our American story has come to 
                an end.

                As a mark of respect for the memory of Senator Edward 
                M. Kennedy, I hereby order, by the authority vested in 
                me by the Constitution and laws of the United States of 
                America, 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 on August 30, 2009. I also direct that the 
                flag of the United States shall be flown at half-staff 
                until sunset on the day of his interment. I further 
                direct that the flag shall be flown at half-staff for 
                the same periods 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 
                twenty-sixth day of August, in the year of our Lord two 
                thousand nine, and of the Independence of the United 
                States of America the two hundred and thirty-fourth.
                
                
                    (Presidential Sig.)

[FR Doc. E9-21029
Filed 8-27-09; 12:00 pm]
Billing code 3195-W9-P