Culver City City Hall lowered the U.S. flag to half-staff today, to mark the passing of Neil Armstrong. The flag will remain lowered, as per President Barack Obama's proclamation.
Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, died on August 25, 2012, after complications following cardiac bypass surgery, and was buried this morning. He was 82.
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In this video: Watch Culver City Public Works official Mark Crawford lower the P.O.W. and Stars and Stripes flags at Culver City City Hall in memory of Neil Armstrong.
BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
As a mark of respect for the memory of Neil Armstrong, I hereby order, by the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, that on the day of his interment, 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 on such day. I also direct that the flag shall be flown at half-staff for the same length of time at all United States embassies, legations, consular offices, and other facilities abroad, including all military facilities and naval vessels and stations.
In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-seventh day of August, in the year of our Lord two thousand twelve, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-seventh.