Flag at Half-Staff in Observance of Orlando Victims

Flag at Half-Staff in Observance of Orlando Victims

U.S. flag continues to fly at half-staff in front of the 9/11 Memorial Museum in observance of the victims of Orlando, Fla. Photo by Jin Lee.

The U.S. flag continues to fly at half-staff in front of the 9/11 Memorial Museum in observance of the victims of the mass shooting in Orlando, Fla.

President Barack Obama ordered that flags fly at half-staff at the White House and all public buildings, military posts, naval stations and vessels, until June 16 "as a mark of respect for the victims of the act of hatred and terror."

National Flag Day is today, falling on a period of national mourning.