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Returning the Flag of the United States to Full-Staff [July 3, 2004]
The Whitehouse ^ | 7-02-0-2004 | President Bush

Posted on 07/02/2004 7:35:25 PM PDT by deport

Returning the Flag of the United States to Full-Staff
By the President of the United States of America
A Proclamation

By the authority vested in me as President of the United States by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, and in honor and tribute to the memory of Ronald Reagan, it is hereby ordered that the flag of the United States shall be displayed at full-staff at the White House and on all buildings, grounds, and Naval vessels of the United States beginning July 3, 2004. I also direct that beginning on that same date, the representatives of the United States in foreign countries shall make similar arrangements for the display of the flag at full-staff over their Embassies, Legations, and other facilities abroad, including all military facilities and stations.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this second day of July, in the year of our Lord two thousand four, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and twenty-eighth.

GEORGE BUSH

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TOPICS: Announcements; Breaking News; Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: fullstaff; oldglory; ronaldreagan; usflag
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1 posted on 07/02/2004 7:35:25 PM PDT by deport
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To: deport

RIP Ronald Reagan!


2 posted on 07/02/2004 7:37:20 PM PDT by Koblenz (Not bad, not bad at all. -- Ronald Reagan, the Greatest President.)
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To: deport

btt


3 posted on 07/02/2004 7:41:34 PM PDT by Ciexyz ("FR, best viewed with a budgie on hand")
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To: deport

Fly it high on the fourth of July! God bless Ronald Reagan.


4 posted on 07/02/2004 7:42:06 PM PDT by IndyTiger
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To: deport

Thank you deport.


5 posted on 07/02/2004 7:46:54 PM PDT by Brad’s Gramma (Make Hillary happy.... IGNORE the Freepathon!!!!)
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To: deport

Our democrat governor said "agencies" were asking him if they could fly the flag high on the fourth. (Uh-huh...As if any government workers would be working or would care...) So he sent out an order that flags could be brought up today before the 4th and flown for our country's birthday. Tuesday morning they could be dipped slightly before being flown in reference to the president's passing. What a jerk.


6 posted on 07/02/2004 7:47:32 PM PDT by Libertina
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To: deport

Thanks for posting this. I thought I was half staff till the 5th.


7 posted on 07/02/2004 7:47:44 PM PDT by AZamericonnie (Any compromise between good and evil only hurts the good and helps the evil)
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To: AZamericonnie

I counted the 30 days to expire on the fourth.


8 posted on 07/02/2004 7:50:56 PM PDT by x1stcav (http://www.ronaldreaganmemorial.com/photo_gallery.asp)
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To: AZamericonnie

You weren't alone.

http://www.elmersflag.com/

http://www2.buffnews.com/editorial/20040626/1014022.asp


9 posted on 07/02/2004 8:34:24 PM PDT by JoJo Gunn (Intellectuals exist only if you believe they do. ©)
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To: deport

Thank you. Just bought a new flag and ran it up and halfway down the pole this afternoon. I was wondering when we went to full staff.

Man, new flags sure look good!


10 posted on 07/02/2004 8:41:29 PM PDT by cyclotic (Cub Scouts-Teach 'em young to be men, and politically incorrect in the process)
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To: JoJo Gunn
Thanks for the validation JoJo.I will feel better flying at full mast on Independence day.
11 posted on 07/02/2004 9:05:55 PM PDT by AZamericonnie (Any compromise between good and evil only hurts the good and helps the evil)
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To: deport

Thanks deport.
I'll raise ours high on the 4th and not before.


12 posted on 07/02/2004 9:09:36 PM PDT by onyx (Be a monthly or a $1 a Day donor to FR -- I am.)
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To: deport

Thanks.

I was planning to keep the crepe ribbon on my flag until the 5th. But now I'll take it off (with a bow of the head and a prayer) on the 3rd.

I put a second flag up today, next to the Stars & Stripes - my wife got me one of those "Don't Tread On Me" flags for Christmas.


13 posted on 07/02/2004 9:13:02 PM PDT by P.O.E.
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To: P.O.E.

We at house have the flag flying for 18+ years. And we also have the "DON'T TREAD ON ME" flying under old glory and has been since Iraq War started. When we tell someone where we live we tell them about the flags, and they say I know exact where you live.


14 posted on 07/02/2004 10:07:57 PM PDT by ducks1944 (GOD BLESS THE USA ! !)
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To: x1stcav
"I counted the 30 days to expire on the fourth."

"...30 days?" I had no clue. We don't watch TV. Radio doesn't give news much, any more. And even though we scan huge amounts of news here, we saw nothing in Internet news about that. And, of course, we live in a way remote place.
15 posted on 07/02/2004 10:41:15 PM PDT by familyop (Essayons)
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To: deport

See you later, Mr. Reagan. Thank you, sir, for a wonderful example.


16 posted on 07/03/2004 7:50:08 AM PDT by combat_boots
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To: combat_boots; Admin Moderator

AM, could you put this in breaking news so all will know?


17 posted on 07/03/2004 9:17:30 AM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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To: deport




This is unfortunate.

President Reagan passed when he did in a moment of most serendipitous timing. Both Flag Day and Independence Day fell within the thirty day mourning period, and we should reflect on that, with flags at half staff, rather than shortcutting tradition.


18 posted on 07/03/2004 11:08:08 AM PDT by Sabertooth (Mohammedanism is an evil empire.)
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To: P.O.E.
my wife got me one of those "Don't Tread On Me" flags for Christmas.

The Gadsden flag! Fly it proud!
19 posted on 07/03/2004 11:15:05 AM PDT by adam_az (Call your State Republican Party office and VOLUNTEER!!!!)
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To: Sabertooth
We are reflecting. We are thinking about what President Reagan meant to our lives, how the cold war ended, and about the 228th year of independence from Britan. And the sacrifices of those that went before.

And we'll fly our flags at full staff.

/john

20 posted on 07/03/2004 11:15:56 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (But what do I know, I'm just a cook. No disguta conmigo!)
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