State of New Jersey
Executive Order #13

Acting Governor Richard J. Codey

WHEREAS, the world's most powerful earthquake in over 40 years in the Indian Ocean and the resulting Tsunamis have resulted in the deaths of over 155,000 persons and massive destruction in South Asia; and

WHEREAS, the State of New Jersey recognizes the need to remember and honor the memory of the victims of this horrible tragedy;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, RICHARD J. CODEY, Acting 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 New Jersey shall be flown at half-staff at all State departments, offices, agencies and instrumentalities during appropriate hours from Wednesday, January 5, 2005, through Friday, January 7, 2005 in recognition and mourning of the victims of the Tsunami disaster.

  2. This Order shall take effect immediately.

GIVEN, under my hand and seal this 5th day
of January in the Year of Our Lord, Two
Thousand and Five, and of the Independence of the
United States, the Two Hundred and Twenty-Ninth.

/s/ Richard J. Codey

Acting Governor



/s/ Paul T. Fader

Chief Counsel to the Governor