of New Jersey
Governor Richard J. Codey
WHEREAS, Hurricane Katrina's rampage has caused catastrophic damage, claiming hundreds if not thousands of lives and ravaging property in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama; and
WHEREAS, the President of the United States has directed that the flag of the United States shall be flown at half-staff on all federal buildings and grounds as a mark of respect for the victims of Hurricane Katrina; and
WHEREAS, the State of New Jersey similarly recognizes the need to remember and honor the memory of the victims of this horrible tragedy;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, RICHARD J. CODEY, Acting Governor of the State of New Jersey, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and by the Statutes of this State, do hereby ORDER and DIRECT:
- The flag of the United States of America and the flag of the State of
New Jersey shall be flown at half-staff at all State departments, offices,
agencies and instrumentalities during appropriate hours through and including
Tuesday, September 20, 2005, in recognition and mourning of the victims
of the Hurricane Katrina disaster.
- This Order shall take effect immediately.
GIVEN, under my hand and seal this 6th day
in the Year of Our Lord, Two
Thousand and Five, and of the Independence
United States, the Two Hundred and Thirtieth.
/s/ Richard J. Codey
/s/ Mark J. Fleming
Deputy Chief Counsel to the Governor