WHEREAS, United States Army Sergeant Trista L. Moretti of South Plainfield, New Jersey, graduated from South Plainfield High School in 1998, where she excelled in field hockey and track, earning nine varsity letters; and
WHEREAS, Sergeant Moretti volunteered for enlistment in the United States Army in 2003; and
WHEREAS, Sergeant Moretti served proudly in the United States Army as a signal intelligence officer and paratrooper in the United States Army’s 425 th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 4 th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25 th Infantry Division; and
WHEREAS, Sergeant Moretti suffered fatal injuries on behalf of her country in an insurgent attack in Iraq; and
WHEREAS, Sergeant Moretti served her country in a time of war with skill and courage in demanding assignments; and
WHEREAS, Sergeant Moretti was a committed and highly trained professional soldier as well as a loving daughter, sister, and teammate, whose memory lives in the hearts of her family, fellow soldiers, and teammates; and
WHEREAS, Sergeant Moretti’s patriotism and dedicated service to her country and her fellow soldiers make it appropriate and fitting for the State of New Jersey to remember her and her family, to mark her passing, and to honor her memory;
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 New Jersey shall be flown at half-staff at all State departments, offices, agencies, and instrumentalities during appropriate hours on Tuesday, July 3, 2007, in recognition and mourning of a brave and loyal American, United States Army Sergeant Trista L. Moretti.
- This Order shall take effect immediately.
GIVEN, under my hand and seal this 29th day
Two Thousand and Seven, and of
the Independence of the United States, the
Two Hundred and Thirty-First.
/s/ Jon S. Corzine