From humble roots in Searchlight, Nevada, Harry Reid went on to become one of the great Senate Majority leaders in American history. He was a man of action and a man of his word, guided by faith, loyalty and unwavering determination.
Throughout his long career in public service, Harry Reid was instrumental in passing landmark legislation that made a positive difference in the lives of countless Americans and made our nation stronger and more safe. His dedicated service to our nation was not about power for the sake of power. It was about the power to do good by the American people.
In respect for his memory, I hereby order, by authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, that on the day of his burial, the flag of the United States shall fly in semi-personnel in the White House and on all public buildings and grounds, at all military and naval stations, and on all federal government warships in the District of Columbia and throughout the United States and its territories and possessions until sunset on such day. I also order that the flag fly at half mast during the same period at all United States embassies, legations, consular offices and other facilities of the United States abroad, including all military installations and ships and naval stations.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF I have appended my signature this twenty-ninth day of December, in the year of grace two thousand and twenty-one, and of independence of the United States of America on the two hundred and forty-six.
JOSEPH R. BIDEN JR.