Friday, December 14, 2012

Pray for the Families in CT


As you know I oppose many things that Obama has done and stands for. But I stand with him today when he ordered flags at federal buildings to be flown at half staff. 

President Obama also said, "Our hearts are broken today for the parents and grandparents, sisters and brothers of these little children and for the families of the adults who were lost." He continued, "Our hearts are broken for the parents of the survivors as well, for as blessed as they are to have their children home tonight, they know that their children's innocence has been torn away from them too early and there is no way to ease their pain." 

Thank you Mr. President for speaking for America in a time of grief. 

Here is the text of the proclamation: 
As a mark of respect for the victims of the senseless acts of violence perpetrated on December 14, 2012, in Newtown, Connecticut, by the authority vested in me as President of  the United States by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, I hereby order 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, December 18, 2012. I also direct that the flag shall be flown at half-staff for the same length of time 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  fourteenth day of December, in the year of our Lord  two thousand twelve, and of the Independence of the  United States of America the two hundred and thirty-seventh.
Also from the House of Representatives:

WASHINGTON, DC – House Speaker John A. Boehner has issued the following statement regarding the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT:
“The horror of this day seems unbearable, but we will lock arms and unite as citizens, for that is how Americans rise above unspeakable evil.  Let us all come together in God’s grace to pray for the families of the victims, that they may find some comfort and peace amid such suffering.  Let us give thanks for all those who helped get people to safety, and take heart from their example.  The House of Representatives – like every American – stands ready to assist the people of Newtown, Connecticut.”

NOTE: Speaker Boehner has ordered flags over the United States Capitol to be lowered to half-staff in honor of the victims of this tragedy.

Post by Jeremiah Lorrig
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