I apologize to all who read this who may have wondered about the current state of the flags. Here is the official proclamation.
Anyone who wants to receive the notification directly, feel free to visit http://halfstaff.org. They show the current state of the flag, and also offer e-mail notifications, a widget and information regarding state flags as well.
For Immediate Release
December 09, 2016
Presidential Proclamation — Death of John Glenn
DEATH OF JOHN GLENN
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BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
As a mark of respect for the memory of John Glenn, I hereby order, by the authority vested in me 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 the day of interment. 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
ninth day of December, in the year of our Lord two thousand sixteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-first.