Executive Order 9896—Display of the Flag of the United States at Half-Mast to Honor the Return of World War II Dead From Overseas
By virtue of the authority vested in me as President of the United States, I hereby direct that on Friday, October 10, 1947, and on Sunday, October 26, 1947, the flag of the United states be displayed at half-mast within the continental limits of the United States at all installations of the National Military Establishment, on public vessels in port, and on public buildings, as a token of the Nation's participation in the memorial services to be held in San Francisco, California, and in New York, New York, on the above-designated dates, respectively, for the gallant and heroic American soldiers, sailors, marines, and others who gave their lives to their country in World War II.
HARRY S. TRUMAN
THE WHITE HOUSE,
October 2, 1947
Harry S. Truman, Executive Order 9896—Display of the Flag of the United States at Half-Mast to Honor the Return of World War II Dead From Overseas Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/231554