In recognition of the George Washington Bicentennial, of his death on December 14, 1799, the United States Congress* has issued an official call for bells to be rung and the American flag to be lowered to half-staff on December 14 in honor of George Washington. Join governments, businesses communities, schools, and places of worship throughout the nation on December 14, 1999 to:
- Fly the flag of the United States at half staff from dawn to dusk.
- Toll all bells for the duration of one minute commencing at 12 o’clock noon, central standard time.
*Authorized by Senate Concurrent Resolution 83, so as to comply with protocol for all private, city, state and federal organization participation.