WHEREAS, Army Specialist Anthony J. Dixon, a resident of Lindenwold,
New Jersey, graduated from Overbrook High School, where he was a high
school wrestler; and
WHEREAS, Army Specialist Dixon subsequently enlisted in the U.S. Army
in 2002, where he hoped to earn money for college and eventually work
as a Secret Service agent or as a police officer; and
WHEREAS, Army Specialist Dixon served proudly as a member of the U.S.
Army 1st Squadron, 4th Calvalry, 1st Infantry Division, and was deployed
to Iraq in the service of his country; and
WHEREAS, Army Specialist Dixon was a courageous soldier and a loving
son and brother; and
WHEREAS, Army Specialist Dixon has made the ultimate sacrifice, giving
his life in the line of duty while fighting for our country; and
WHEREAS, Army Specialist Dixon'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
Monday, August 9, 2004, in recognition and mourning of Army Specialist
Anthony J. Dixon.
- This Order shall take effect immediately.
GIVEN, under my hand and seal this 8th day
of August in the Year of Our Lord, Two Thousand
and Four, and of the Independence of the United
States, the Two Hundred and Twenty-Ninth.
/s/ James E. McGreevey
/s/ Mark J. Fleming
Deputy Chief Counsel to the Governor