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President Trump orders flags at half-staff in memory of Rep. John Lewis

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Posted at 10:42 AM, Jul 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-18 13:47:42-04

WASHINGTON D.C. (KGTV) -- President Donald Trump Saturday ordered that flags be flown at half-staff in memory of Representative John Lewis.

The proclamation was published by the white house Saturday and will remain in effect through the end of the day.

Read the full order below:

As a mark of respect for the memory and longstanding public service of Representative John Lewis, of Georgia, I hereby order, by the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the 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 through July 18, 2020. 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.

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

DONALD J. TRUMP

RELATED: Civil rights leader and congressman John Lewis has died at 80

The congressman died at the age of 80 after a battle with stage 4 pancreatic cancer. Lewis served 17 terms in the House of Representatives.

“Today, America mourns the loss of one of the greatest heroes of American history: Congressman John Lewis, the Conscience of the Congress,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Friday.