Saturday, August 29, 2009
I was honored to be able to stand side by side with wonderful people to say thanks to the brave men and women who serve our country. I am so very proud of those in the military and those in this city who appreciate them so much.
Special thanks to the young men and women from the ROTC program at UCCS. Now THAT is cool. God Bless.
Friday, August 28, 2009
You HAVE to be kidding me. Here is the press release from Bill Ritter.
Press Release: Flags Lowered to Honor Sen. Kennedy
Find Gov. Ritter on:
OFFICE OF GOV. BILL RITTER, JR.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 26, 2009
Evan Dreyer, 720.350.8370, email@example.com
FLAGS LOWERED TO HALF-STAFF
In accordance with today's presidential proclamation ordering U.S. flags lowered to half-staff on all federal facilities through Aug. 30 to honor U.S. Sen. Ted Kennedy, Gov. Ritter has also directed that U.S. and Colorado flags be lowered to half-staff on state facilities through sunset on the 30th.
THIS IS THE OBAMA PROCLAMATION. NOT JUST COLORADO BUT MILITARY BASES AS WELL.
THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release August 26, 2009
DEATH OF SENATOR EDWARD M. KENNEDY
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BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Senator Edward M. Kennedy was not only one of the greatest senators of our time, but one of the most accomplished Americans ever to serve our democracy. Over the past half-century, nearly every major piece of legislation that has advanced the civil rights, health, and economic well-being of the American people bore his name and resulted from his efforts. With his passing, an important chapter in our American story has come to an end.
As a mark of respect for the memory of Senator Edward M. Kennedy, I hereby order, by the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United States of America, 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 on August 30, 2009. I also direct that the flag of the United States shall be flown at half-staff until sunset on the day of his interment. I further direct that the flag shall be flown at half-staff for the same periods 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-sixth day of August, in the year of our Lord two thousand nine, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-fourth.