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Proclamation on the Death of John Paul Stevens

UPDATE – On July 17th President Donald J. Trump issued a proclamation in memory of John Paul Stevens, retired Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States (see below). That proclamation ordered flags to half-staff on the day of interment for the former justice.

The United States Supreme Court has posted notice that a private funeral and interment will occur on Tuesday, July 23, 2019, in Arlington National Cemetery

Therefore, U.S. flags should be flown at half-staff on Tuesday, July 23, 2019, in respect for former Associate Justice John Paul Stevens.

Issued on: July 17, 2019
Proclamation on the Death of
John Paul Stevens


As a mark of respect for the memory and longstanding service of John Paul Stevens, retired Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, 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 period 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 seventeenth day of July, in the year of our Lord two thousand nineteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-fourth.


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