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Executive Order 11626

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Executive Order 11626 of October 13, 1971

The Honorable Dean Acheson


As a special mark of respect to the memory of the Honorable Dean Acheson, former Secretary of State, it is hereby ordered, pursuant to the provisions of Section 4 of Proclamation 3044 of March 1, 1954, as amended, that until interment the flag of the United States shall be flown at half-staff on all buildings, grounds and naval vessels of the Federal Government in the District of Columbia and throughout the United States and its Territories and possessions. 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.

Signature of Riichard Nixon

Richard Nixon
The White House,
October 13, 1971.

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