Obama Orders Flags at Half-Staff for Peres

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FILE - President Barack Obama is greeted by Israeli President Shimon Peres, left, and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu upon his arrival ceremony at Ben Gurion International Airport in Tel Aviv, Israel. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
FILE – President Barack Obama is greeted by Israeli President Shimon Peres, left, and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu upon his arrival ceremony at Ben Gurion International Airport in Tel Aviv, Israel. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

President Barack Obama has ordered all U.S. flags on federal property to be flown at half-staff in the memory of former Israeli President and Prime Minister Shimon Peres, who died Wednesday.

Obama’s order covers all federal buildings and grounds throughout the United States and its territories, as well as U.S. embassies, military bases and other facilities abroad.

The order directs flags to be flown at half-staff through sunset Friday.