President Biden Orders Flags be Flown at Half Staff Statewide Until March 27 in Honor of Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright
Thursday, March 24, 2022
CHEYENNE, Wyo. - Governor Mark Gordon, in accordance with President Biden’s directive, has ordered both the U.S. and State of Wyoming flag be flown at half-staff statewide immediately until sunset on Sunday, March 27 in honor of former Secretary of State Madeline Albright.
The President’s proclamation follows:
DEATH OF MADELEINE KORBEL ALBRIGHT
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BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Madeleine Albright was a force. She defied convention and broke
barriers again and again. She was an immigrant fleeing
persecution. A refugee in need of safe haven. And like so
many before her -- and after -- she was proudly American.
As the devoted mother of three beloved daughters, she worked
tirelessly raising them while earning her doctorate degree and
starting her career in American diplomacy. She took her talents
first to the Senate as a staffer for Senator Edmund Muskie followed
by the National Security Council under President Carter. And then
to the United Nations where she served as United States Ambassador,
and ultimately, made history as our first woman Secretary of State,
appointed by President Clinton. A scholar, teacher, bestselling
author, and later accomplished business woman, she always believed
America was the indispensable Nation, and inspired the next
generation of public servants to follow her lead, including
countless women leaders around the world. Madeleine was always a
force for goodness, grace, and decency -- and for freedom.
As a mark of respect for former Secretary of State Madeleine Korbel
Albright and her life of service to our Nation, I hereby order, by
the authority vested in me as President of the United States by the
Constitution and the 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
March 27, 2022. 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
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twentythird day of March, in the year of our Lord two thousand twentytwo, and of the Independence of the United States of America the
two hundred and forty-sixth.
JOSEPH R. BIDEN JR.