WHEREAS, on September 11, 2001 unprecedented terrorist attacks were launched on New York, Washington and Pennsylvania; and
WHEREAS, more than one quarter of the victims of the September 11, 2001 attacks were New Jerseyans, with nearly seven hundred of our residents killed in the attacks; 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, 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, instrumentalities and all public buildings during appropriate hours on September 11, 2006 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 7th day
Two Thousand and Six, and of
the Independence of the United States, the Two
Hundred and Thirty-First.
/s/ Jon S. Corzine
/s/ Stuart Rabner
Chief Counsel to the Governor