Executive Order 11626—The Honorable Dean Acheson
As a special mark of respect to the memory of the Honorable Dean Acheson, former Secretary of State, it is hereby ordered, pursuant to the provisions of Section 4 of Proclamation 3044 of March 1, 1954, as amended, that until interment the flag of the United States shall be flown at half-staff on all buildings, grounds and naval vessels of the Federal Government in the District of Columbia and throughout the United States and its Territories and possessions. 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.
The White House
October 13, 1971
NOTE: Executive Order 11626 was not issued in the form of a White House press release. For a statement by the President on the death of the former Secretary, see page 1399 of this issue.
Richard Nixon, Executive Order 11626—The Honorable Dean Acheson Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/255796