State of New Jersey
Executive Order #55

Acting Governor Richard J. Codey
WHEREAS, Hurricane Katrina's rampage has caused catastrophic damage, claiming hundreds if not thousands of lives and ravaging property in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama; and

WHEREAS, the President of the United States has directed that the flag of the United States shall be flown at half-staff on all federal buildings and grounds as a mark of respect for the victims of Hurricane Katrina; and

WHEREAS, the State of New Jersey similarly 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 the State of New Jersey shall be flown at half-staff at all State departments, offices, agencies and instrumentalities during appropriate hours through and including Tuesday, September 20, 2005, in recognition and mourning of the victims of the Hurricane Katrina disaster.

  2. This Order shall take effect immediately.

GIVEN, under my hand and seal this 6th day
of September in the Year of Our Lord, Two
Thousand and Five, and of the Independence
of the United States, the Two Hundred and Thirtieth.

/s/ Richard J. Codey

Acting Governor



/s/ Mark J. Fleming

Deputy Chief Counsel to the Governor