Flags at Half Staff April 15th

If you have wondered why our Colchester school district U.S. flags, as well as those at the town offices are flying at half staff, this is in remembrance of the death of President Abraham Lincoln 150 years ago today. As most Americans may know, President Lincoln was assassinated at Ford’s Theater in Washington D.C. on April 14th and passed away on April 15th.Abraham_Lincoln_November_1863

President Barack Obama issued a Presidential Proclamation yesterday calling upon all Americans to honor President Lincoln and his legacy with appropriate programs, ceremonies, and activities. He also called upon the Governors of the United States and its Territories, and appropriate officials of all units of government, to direct that the flag be flown at half-staff on the Day of Remembrance for President Abraham Lincoln.

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