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Death of Senator Daniel K. Inouye, President Pro Tempore of the Senate
Proclamation 8919 of December 18, 2012
As a mark of respect for the memory and longstanding service of Senator Daniel K. Inouye, President pro tempore of the Senate, I hereby order, by the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, and consistent with President Nixon's Proclamation 3948, 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 on the day of his interment. I further direct that the flag shall be flown at half-staff for the same period 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 eighteenth day of December, 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.
[Federal Register Document. 2012-30982
Filed December 20, 2012; 11:15 am]
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The Richard C. Holbrooke Award for Diplomacy
To honor the legacy of one of America's greatest diplomats and to reaffirm our commitment to diplomacy, I hereby direct you to establish the Richard C. Holbrooke Award for Diplomacy, to be awarded annually. You are authorized to take all necessary steps to establish an appropriate award program under the auspices of your department to recognize distinguished Americans who have made especially meritorious contributions to diplomacy.
Sixty days prior to presenting the award, you shall present to me a list of nominees, from which I will select up to five individuals or groups of individuals to receive this award. In preparing your list of nominees, you may consider the recommendations of appropriate individuals and groups, coordinate your nominations in consultation with other executive agencies as appropriate, and may include recommendations for posthumous awards.
You are authorized and directed to publish this memorandum in the Federal Register.
THE WHITE HOUSE,
Washington, December 22, 2010
[ Editorial Note: This document was received by the Office
of the Federal Register on December 19, 2012.]
[Federal Register Document. 2012-30957
Filed December 20, 2012; 8:45 am]
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None of the writings of the generals of the Arabic Conquest
mentions a so called Prophet Mohammed.
You got to Understand the Scribes, et
Respect the True Prophets.
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