Flags at Half Staff
WHEREAS, the Honorable David C. Treen, who served as Governor of the State of Louisiana from 1980 to 1984, died today, Thursday, October 29, 2009, at the age of 81;
WHEREAS, Governor Treen was a visionary leader, a tireless advocate, and a true statesman with a servant’s heart who contributed decades of service to the State of Louisiana; and
WHEREAS, Through Governor Treen’s service to the State of Louisiana, he worked to better the lives of her citizens as both a state and federal official;
NOW THEREFORE I, BOBBY JINDAL, Governor of the State of Louisiana, by virtue of the authority vested by the Constitution and laws of the State of Louisiana, do hereby order and direct as follows:
SECTION 1: As an expression of respect of the citizens of the State of Louisiana for Governor David C. Treen, the flags of the United States and the State of Louisiana shall be flown at half staff over the State Capitol and all public buildings and institutions of the State of Louisiana until sunset on Thursday, November 5, 2009.
SECTION 2: This Order is effective upon signature and shall continue in effect until amended, modified, terminated, or rescinded by the governor, or terminated by operation of law.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have set my hand officially and caused to be affixed the Great Seal of Louisiana, at the Capitol, in the City of Baton Rouge, on this 29th day of October, 2009.
Secretary of State