Thursday, May 15, 2008

Governor Perdue Orders Flags Lowered to Honor Peace Officers

Governor Sonny Perdue today signed an Executive Order to lower flags to half staff on Thursday, May 15, 2008, in honor of Peace Officers Memorial Day. Text of the Executive Order is provided below:

Executive Order
Flags on State Buildings and Grounds Ordered Lowered to Half Staff

Whereas: Every day, in every area of the United States of America, a very special group of men and women are called upon to protect their communities and fellow citizens as law enforcement officers; and

Whereas: We, as a grateful people, owe a debt of gratitude to all those in varying capacities of law enforcement who have answered the call “To Protect and To Serve”; and

Whereas: By a joint resolution approved October 1, 1962, the President of the United States of America has been authorized and requested to designate May 15 of each year as “Peace Officers’ Memorial Day” and the week in which it falls as “Police Week,” and to direct that the flag be flown at half staff on Peace Officers’ Memorial Day.

Now, therefore, in honor and as a mark of respect for the officers who serve, and in memory of the officers who have fallen, pursuant to the authority vested in me as Governor of the State of Georgia, it is hereby

Ordered: That the flags on all state buildings throughout the state of Georgia be flown at half staff on Thursday, May 15, 2008.

This 14th day of May, 2008.

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