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President Orders Flags to Half-Staff in Honor of Paris Attack Victims

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Flags flown at half staff in Washington D.C. Flags flown at half staff in Washington D.C.

WASHINGTON D.C. - A presidential proclamation has lowered flags to half-staff in honor of those killed in a series of attacks in Paris carried out by the Islamic State.

"The American people stand with the people of France. Friday's terror attacks were not just an attack on Paris; they were an attack on all humanity and the universal values we share, including the bonds of liberté, égalité, and fraternité," President Barack Obama said Sunday evening.

"These values will endure far beyond any terrorists or their hateful vision. The United States and our allies do not give in to fear, nor will we be divided, nor will anyone change our way of life. We will do whatever it takes, working with nations and peoples around the world, to bring the perpetrators of these attacks to justice, and to go after terrorists who threaten our people."

Flags will 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, November 19, 2015.

Mondaty Oregon Governor, Kate Brown ordered all flags at public institutions throughout Oregon be lowered to half-staff beginning immediately until Thursday, Nov. 19 at sunset to honor the victims of the attacks in Paris.
"I am sickened and profoundly saddened by the violence inflicted on the people of Paris, France," Governor Brown said. "Those responsible must be brought to justice, and we must stand together as a nation and as members of a global community united against terrorism."