WHEREAS, on September 11, 2001, unprecedented terrorist attacks were launched on New York, Washington, D.C., and Pennsylvania; and
WHEREAS, more than one quarter of the victims of the September 11, 2001, attacks were New Jerseyans, with nearly 700 of our residents killed in the attacks, and numerous others injured; and
WHEREAS, many New Jerseyans, including thousands of police, fire, military, emergency, and construction personnel, responded to this tragedy; and
WHEREAS, hundreds of New Jersey families have been drastically affected by these events, through the loss of a parent, spouse, child, or other loved one; and
WHEREAS, this tragic event will be remembered by all New Jerseyans, both privately as well as in public remembrances and memorial ceremonies; and
WHEREAS, it is fitting that this day be observed with full solemnity, in tribute to the thousands of innocent victims who perished in the attacks;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, JON S. CORZINE, 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 on September 11, 2008, in recognition and mourning of all of those lost in the September 11th attacks and, particularly, those lost from our home State.
- This Order shall take effect immediately.
GIVEN, under my hand and seal this 9th day
of September, Two Thousand and Eight, and
of the Independence of the United States, the
Two Hundred and Thirty-Third.
/s/ Jon S. Corzine
Edward J. McBride, Jr.
Chief Counsel to the Governor