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Friday, November 9, 2018
Notations On Our World (Special Friday Edition): On the Tragedy in Thousand Oaks
America was again witness to a mass shooting Thursday morning where a Former Marine walked into a bar and started shooting. President Trump ordered flags flown at half mass and this was released by the White House:
The White House • November 8, 2018
America’s flag flies at half-staff tonight
Late last night, 12 people were killed in a horrific shooting in Thousand Oaks, California. This morning, President Donald J. Trump signed a Proclamation as America mourns alongside the victims’ families and communities.
“As a mark of solemn respect for the victims of the terrible act of violence,” President Trump writes, “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, November 10, 2018.”
President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence were briefed on the shooting and the police response early this morning. “Great bravery shown by police. California Highway Patrol was on scene within 3 minutes, with first officer to enter shot numerous times. That Sheriff’s Sergeant died in the hospital,” the President tweeted.
“God bless all of the victims and families of the victims. Thank you to Law Enforcement.”