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January 12, 2022

In accordance with a directive from the President, Governor Janet Mills ordered that the flags of the United States and the State of Maine be lowered throughout the state in honor of former United States Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid tomorrow, Thursday January 13, 2022, the day of his internment.

The text of the President’s proclamation is below:

From humble roots in Searchlight, Nevada, Harry Reid became 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 power’s sake. It was about the power to do good by the American people.

In respect to his memory, I hereby order, by virtue of 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 will float on half-staff at the White House and on all public buildings and grounds, at all military posts and naval stations, and on all Federal Government warships in the District of Columbia and throughout the States States and its territories and possessions until sunset on such day. I also direct that the flag be flown at half-mast for the same period at all U.S. embassies, legations, consular offices, and other United States installations abroad, including all military installations and naval ships and stations. .

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have affixed my signature this twenty-ninth day of December of the year of grace two thousand and twenty-one, and of the independence of the United States of America on the two hundred and forty-six.