Biden Orders Flags Lowered To Honor Shinzo Abe

The Hill reports:

President Biden ordered flags at the White House and other federal buildings and military installations to be flown at half-staff through Sunday as a mark of respect for former Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe after he was assassinated at a campaign event.

“The longest serving Prime Minister in Japan’s history, Abe Shinzo was a proud servant of the Japanese people and a faithful friend to the United States,” read a proclamation signed by Biden on Friday. “He worked with American Presidents of both parties to deepen the Alliance between our nations and advance a common vision for a free and open Indo-Pacific.”

Biden ordered American flags at all public buildings and grounds, military and naval stations and naval vessels to be flown at half-staff through sunset on July 10.

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