Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Half Staff

Old Glory is a common nickname for the flag of the United States, bestowed by William Driver, an early nineteenth century American sea captain. In case you do not know what the American flag looks like, here it is flying outside a post office in South Miami. Yesterday marked an important historical day of the US when there was a terrorist attack that destroyed the two World Trade Centers in New York. That was the infamous September 11th of the year 2001. Yesterday, on its anniversary, there was another deadly attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya that killed the US ambassador and other US Department of State personnel.

For such an important event, there was an usual Presidential proclamation issued to fly the United States flag at half staff honoring the victims of the attack in Benghazi. This is the Old Glory in the mourning half staff state. It will be in this position until sunset on September 16, 2012.
Old Glory

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