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Flags in Pleasanton being flown at half-staff to honor service members killed in Chattanooga

President orders flags lowered until sunset today

All flags at Pleasanton city facilities are being flown at half-staff until sunset today in honor of service members killed last week in Chattanooga.

Four Marines and a sailor were gunned down July 16 at the Navy Operational Support Center in Chattanooga by Muhammad Abdulazeez, who was shot and killed after the attack.

President Barack Obama ordered flags to be lowered at a variety of government locations, including the White House, military posts, naval stations, embassies and military facilities abroad.

Cities across the country, including Pleasanton, and flags at many companies also have been lowered.

"Our thoughts and prayers as a nation are with the service members killed last week in Chattanooga," Obama said in a statement. "We honor their service, we offer our gratitude to the police officers and first responders who stopped the rampage and saved lives. We draw strength from yet another American community that has come together with an unmistakable message to those who would try and do us harm: We do not give in to fear. You cannot divide us. And you will not change our way of life."

The president continued:

"As a mark of respect for the victims of the senseless acts of violence perpetrated on July 16, 2015, in Chattanooga, Tennessee, by the authority vested in me as president of the United States by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, I hereby order 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, July 25, 2015.

"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."

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Posted by American
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 22, 2015 at 11:24 am

Type in ' TV host Tomi Lahren ' for some meaningful thoughts on this tragedy on either youtube or google.


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