[United States Statutes at Large, Volume 124, 111th Congress, 2nd Session]
[From the U.S. Government Printing Office, www.gpo.gov]

 
PROCLAMATION 8540--JUNE 30, 2010

Proclamation 8540 of June 30, 2010
Death of Senator Robert C. Byrd, President Pro Tempore of the Senate
By the President of the United States of America
A Proclamation

As a mark of respect for the memory and longstanding service of Senator
Robert C. Byrd, President pro tempore of the Senate, 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 until
sunset on the day of his interment. I further 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.
I also direct, that in honor and tribute to this great patriot, that the
flag of the United States shall be displayed at full-staff at the White
House and on 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 on Independence Day, July 4, 2010. I further
direct that on that same date, that the flag of the United States shall
be flown at full-staff 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 thirtieth day of
June, in the year of our Lord two thousand ten, and of the Independence
of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-fourth.
BARACK OBAMA