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Flags across Clarksville will fly at half-staff to honor Peace Officers

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – The United States, State and City flags be flown at half-staff at all City of Clarksville offices and facilities as directed by Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts on Wednesday, May 15th, 2019 for Peace Officers Memorial Day. This is in keeping with the Presidential declarations and Congressional resolutions.

In addition, the local Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony will be at 10:30am Friday at the Clarksville Police Department Headquarters, 135 Commerce Street. The public is invited to attend.

Flags to fly at half-staff to honor Peace Officers Wednesday, May 15th

Flags to fly at half-staff to honor Peace Officers Wednesday, May 15th

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City of Clarksville Flags to fly at half-staff to honor President George H.W. Bush

 

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City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan directs that the United States, State and City flags be flown at half-staff at all City of Clarksville offices and facilities until sunset Sunday, December 30th, 2018.

This is in keeping with the Presidential proclamation issued Saturday afternoon to fly the United States Flag at half-staff in honor and tribute to the memory of President George H.W. Bush, who died Friday.

American Flag at Half Staff

American Flag at Half Staff

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City of Clarksville Flags to fly at half-staff to honor Barbara Bush

 

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan directs that the U.S., State and City flags be flown at half-staff at all City of Clarksville offices and facilities through sunset Saturday, April 21st, 2018 the day of former First Lady Barbara Bush’s internment.

This is in keeping with the Presidential proclamation to fly the U.S. Flag at half-staff as a mark of respect for the memory of the Mrs. Bush.

Flags to fly at half-staff to honor Barbara Bush

Flags to fly at half-staff to honor Barbara Bush

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City of Clarksville Flags to fly at half-staff to honor Reverend Billy Graham, March 2nd

 

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan directs that the U.S., State and City flags be flown at half-staff at all City of Clarksville offices and facilities on Friday, March 2nd, 2018 the day of the Reverend Billy Graham’s internment.

This is in keeping with the Presidential proclamation to fly the U.S. Flag at half-staff as a mark of respect for the memory of the Reverend Graham.

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American Flag at Half Staff

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Flying the U. S. Flag at half-staff is no grandstanding gesture

 

City and County Mayors’ Proposal, while noble, oversteps the authority of their office. The U. S. Flag Code delegates half-staff order authority to the president.

CHS Honor Guard Post Colors at Memorial Day Candelight Vigil

Clarksville High School Color Guard post The Colors during Memorial Day Candlelight Vigil

Recently our city and county mayors announced plans to fly the national flag at half-staff on a monthly basis. They proposed to do this in honor of our fallen soldiers. The gesture certainly strikes an undeniably appealing accord. It is, without a doubt, noble in its initiative.

It would unquestionably be a notable, emotional salute to our military personnel, especially in light of the fact that soldiers from Fort Campbell and the 101st Airborne Division are facing daily peril in the Iraq and Afghanistan war theaters.

However, upon closer review, there is cause for reconsideration of this action. The flying of our nation’s flag is governed by specific and strict protocols that must be observed. «Read the rest of this article»

 



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