HALF-MASTING OF NATIONAL ENSIGN

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NARR/REF A IS UNITED STATES NAVY REGULATIONS, CH 12, ART 1264, PARA 4, 
REGARDING AUTHORITY TO HALF-MAST THE NATIONAL ENSIGN.
REF B IS PRESIDENTIAL PROCLAMATION - DEATH OF NELSON MANDELA.
REF C IS PRESIDENTIAL PROCLAMATION - NATIONAL PEARL HARBOR REMEMBERANCE DAY 
2013.

RMKS/1. IN ACCORDANCE WITH REFERENCE (A), WHEN DIRECTED BY THE PRESIDENT, THE 
NATIONAL ENSIGN SHALL BE FLOWN AT HALF-MAST AT MILITARY FACILITIES AND NAVAL 
VESSELS AND STATIONS ABROAD.

2. PER REFERENCE (B), THE NATIONAL ENSIGN OF THE UNITED STATES SHALL BE FLOWN 
AT HALF-MAST COMMENCING IMMEDIATELY, FROM SUNRISE TO SUNSET, UNTIL SUNSET ON 
9 DECEMBER 2013 AS A MARK OF RESPECT FOR THE MEMORY OF PRESIDENT NELSON 
MANDELA, FORMER PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA.

3. ADDITIONALLY, IN HONOR OF THOSE AMERICAN PATRIOTS WHO DIED AS A RESULT OF 
THEIR SERVICE AT PEARL HARBOR, THE NATIONAL ENSIGN OF THE UNITED STATES WILL 
BE FLOWN AT HALF-MAST ON 7 DECEMBER 2013 PER REFERENCE (C).

4. RELEASED BY VICE ADMIRAL S. H. SWIFT, DIRECTOR, NAVY STAFF.//

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