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Executive Order #90

Governor James E. McGreevey

WHEREAS, Army Specialist Marc Scott Seiden, a resident of the State of New Jersey, graduated from Hightstown High School in 1995; and

WHEREAS, Specialist Seiden subsequently enlisted in the U.S. Army in 2002, where he became an accomplished paratrooper; and

WHEREAS, Specialist Seiden served proudly as a member of the U.S. Army Second Battalion, 325th Airborne Regiment of the 82nd Airborne Division, and was deployed to Iraq in the service of his country; and

WHEREAS, Specialist Seiden was a courageous soldier and a loving son and brother; and

WHEREAS, Specialist Seiden has made the ultimate sacrifice, giving his life in the line of duty while fighting for our country; and

WHEREAS, Specialist Seiden'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:

  1. 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, January 7, 2004, in recognition and mourning of Army Specialist Marc Scott Seiden.

  2. This Order shall take effect immediately.

GIVEN, under my hand and seal this 6th day of January 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

Governor

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Attest:

/s/ Michael R. DeCotiis

Chief Counsel to the Governor

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