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Flags at Half-staff

In honor of the victims of the tragedy at the Washington Navy Yard, the American flag on the HWS campus will be flown at half-staff until sunset on Friday, Sept. 20.

The Colleges’ observance follows the proclamation issued by President Barack Obama who ordered flags to be flown at half-staff on all official U.S. buildings. Obama issued the proclamation “As a mark of respect for the victims of the senseless acts of violence perpetrated on September 16, 2013, at the Washington Navy Yard.”

The entire HWS community joins our nation in mourning the deaths and in offering solace to those affected by the tragedy.