Flags Flying at Half-Staff in Memory of Neil Armstrong

The President of the United States has ordered public facilities and grounds to fly the U.S. flag at half-staff and half mast to honor Neil Armstrong, the first human to walk on the moon.

Manhattan Beach City Manager David Carmany said city offices are flying the U.S. flag at half-staff Friday until sunset to mark the passing of Neil Armstrong per President Barack Obama's proclamation.

Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, died on August 25, 2012, after complications following cardiac bypass surgery. He was 82.

Where were you when Astronaut Neil Armstrong became the first man to walk on the moon in 1969? Tell us your thoughts and memories of the man who made history in the comments below.



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.



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