The flags at Mountain View City Hall will fly at half-staff Friday to commemorate the passing of astronaut Neil Armstrong who died last week at age 82.
Mountain View will join the rest of the country in honoring a proclamation made by President Barack Obama on Aug. 27.
"We absolutely will be participating," said Kimberly Thomas, assistant to Mountain View City Manager Daniel H. Rich. She added that the city always follows proclamations issued by the White House.
The text of the proclamation reads:
As a mark of respect for the memory of Neil Armstrong, I hereby order, by the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, that on the day of his interment, 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 such day.
I also direct that the flag shall be flown at half-staff for the same length of time 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 twenty-seventh day of August, in the year of our Lord two thousand twelve, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-seventh.
-- Barack Obama
-- Patch Staff
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