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RP4 - Flying Flags at Half-staff

Wednesday, September 12, 2001  •  Executive Order

by the
GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF TEXAS
Executive Department
Austin, Texas
September 12, 2001


WHEREAS, the United States of America has suffered a series of devastating assaults at the hands of terrorists whose needless acts of aggression have brought great pain and mourning in our state; 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, Sunday, September 16, 2001. 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, Sunday, September 16, 2001.

Given under my hand this the 12th day of September, 2001.

Given under my hand this the
13th Day of September, 2001

Rick Perry
(signature)
Governor

Henry Cuellar, Ph.D (signature)
Secreatary of State


Filed in the office of the Secretary of State

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