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Flags flying at half staff to honor Orlando shooting victims

'Mark of respect for victims of act of hatred and terror perpetrated Sunday,' proclamation reads

The city of Pleasanton has lowered flags on all municipal buildings to honor the victims of the Orlando shooting until sunset tonight.

The flags, being lowered at the direction of a presidential proclamation, including City Hall, the Civic Center, and all other municipal buildings, including fire stations and the police station.

The presidential proclamation follows:

"As a mark of respect for the victims of the act of hatred and terror perpetrated on Sunday, June 12, 2016, in Orlando, Florida, 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, June 16, 2016.

"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."

The proclamation is signed by President Barack Obama.

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