WHEREAS, U.S. Army Specialist Philip I. Spakosky, a native of the State
of New Jersey, graduated from Pemberton Township High School; and
WHEREAS, Army Specialist Spakosky subsequently enlisted in the U.S.
Army in January 2002; and
WHEREAS, Army Specialist Spakosky served proudly as a member of the
First Battalion, 37th Armor Regiment, First Armored Division, and was
deployed to Iraq in the service of his country; and
WHEREAS, Army Specialist Spakosky was a courageous soldier and a loving
husband, father, son and brother; and
WHEREAS, Army Specialist Spakosky has made the ultimate sacrifice, giving
his life in the line of duty while fighting for our country; and
WHEREAS, Army Specialist Spakosky's patriotism and dedicated service
to his country make him a hero and a true role model for all Americans
and, therefore, it is appropriate and fitting for the State of New Jersey
to mark his passing and to honor his memory;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, JAMES E. McGREEVEY, 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
Wednesday, June 2, 2004, in recognition and mourning of U.S. Army Specialist
Philip I. Spakosky.
- This Order shall take effect immediately.
GIVEN, under my hand and seal this 1st day of
June in the Year of Our Lord, Two Thousand and
Four, and of the Independence of the United States,
the Two Hundred and Twenty-Eighth.
/s/ James E. McGreevey
/s/ Michael R. DeCotiis
Chief Counsel to the Governor