The University of Tennessee's Chattanooga campus is flying flags at half-mast, but because of the governor's order only: no Federal order to honor the slain Marines and sailor in this way has been given. An acquaintance at Dover Air Force Base, where their bodies were transported today, reports that flags are at full staff there.
This didn't happen after the FT Hood shootings, when the President issued the following proclamation. The generous spirit of the mayor mentioned below notwithstanding, if this were an oversight by now someone has had time to bring it up.
A message is being sent by this silence and inaction, but what is the message? And for whom is it intended?
UPDATE: Marcus Luttrell seems to agree.
UPDATE: The President relents to the "mounting pressure" and issues the order.