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Obama Orders Flags To Half-Staff For Chattanooga Victims

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Posted at 12:19 PM, Jul 21, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-07 09:07:31-04

WASHINGTON - President Obama has issued a proclamation for flags to be flown at half-staff through July 25 to honor the four U.S. Marines and Navy officer killed in the Chattanooga attack.

CBS News reports that the proclamation came three hours after Congressional leaders ordered flags to be lowered to half-staff at the Capitol. 

U.S. House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) Tweeted a picture of the Capitol early Tuesday morning.

In the flag-lowering proclamation, President Obama called it a "mark of respect for the victims of the senseless acts of violence" in Chattanooga, according to CBS News correspondent Mark Knoller.

U.S. flags flown at all public buildings and grounds, including military posts, will fly at half-staff until sunset Saturday.

Governor Bill Haslam has ordered flags over the State Capitol and all State office buildings to be flown at half-staff in honor of the victims.

They will remain at half-staff until sunset Friday.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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