Trump Orders Flags To Half-Staff To Honor Coronavirus Victims
|The Huffington Post 22 May 2020 at 17:41|
President Donald Trump on Thursday ordered that flags on all federal buildings and national monuments be lowered to half-staff as the Memorial Day weekend begins.The decree is to honor the nearly 95,000 Americans who have died from the coronavirus.
The president made the announcement on Twitter.
I will be lowering the flags on all Federal Buildings and National Monuments to half-staff over the next three days in memory of the Americans we have lost to the CoronaVirus....
The decision to honor victims of the disease marks a change for the president, who previously has not shown much empathy for them, preferring to
The flags will remain lowered on Memorial Day in order to honor men and women in the military who have made the Ultimate Sacrifice for our Nation.
....On Monday, the flags will be at half-staff in honor of the men and women in our Military who have made the Ultimate Sacrifice for our Nation.
In a rare show of bipartisanship, the presidential campaign of former Vice President Joe Biden supported the presidents decision with faint praise.