Office of the Governor Rick Perry

RP6- Extending the Flying the Texas Flag at Half-staff

Friday, September 14, 2001  •  Executive Order

by the
Executive Department
Austin, Texas
September 14, 2001

WHEREAS, the people of Texas continue to mourn the tragic loss of life at the hands of terrorists on Tuesday, September 11, 2001; and

WHEREAS, the President of the United States has extended the period of flying flags at federal institutions at half-staff until sunset on Saturday, September 22, 2001; and

WHEREAS, the governor is empowered to order the flying of the state flag at half-staff on the death of an individual as a mark of respect to the individual's memory by Article 6139c(s) of Vernon's Texas Civil Statutes.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Rick Perry, Governor of the State of Texas, by virtue of the power and authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the State of Texas, do hereby order the following:

The flag of the State of Texas shall be flown at half-staff at the state Capitol Building and in the Capitol Complex, the Governor's Mansion, and upon all public buildings, grounds, and facilities throughout the state until sunset on Saturday, September 22, 2001, or as long as the presidential order remains in effect. I also direct that the flag shall be flown at half-staff for the same length of time at all Texas offices and facilities abroad.

Individuals, businesses, municipalities, counties, and other political subdivisions are encouraged to fly the flag at half-staff for the same length of time as a sign of respect for those who have lost their lives in this tragedy.

This executive order remains in effect until sunset, Saturday, September 22, 2001.

Given under my hand this the 14th day of September, 2001.

Rick Perry (signature)

GEOFFREY S. CONNOR (signature)
Assistant Secretary of State

Filed in the office of the Secretary of State

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