As a mark of respect for the victims of the senseless acts of violence that occurred last Friday, November 13, 2015, in Paris, France, President Barack Obama ordered the United States flag flown at half-staff at the White House and 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 until sunset, November 19, 2015.
In a statement issued by the President, “The American people stand with the people of France. Friday’s terror attacks were not just an attack on Paris; they were an attack on all humanity and the universal values we share. These values will endure far beyond any terrorists or their hateful vision.”
In addition to lowering all city flags to half-staff, South San Francisco’s City Hall is lit up with blue – representing liberty; white – representing equality; and red – representing fraternity; the meaning and symbolism of the colors of the French flag. City Hall will also remain lit up through sunset on Thursday, November 19.
“We strongly support France and the French people,” says Mayor Rich Garbarino. “South San Francisco is proud to stand with France and share their clear message: these cruel attempts to intimidate and threaten the people of Paris and the world will not succeed.”