Flags at Half Staff
WHEREAS, Former New Orleans Archbishop Philip M. Hannan, who served more than two decades as the head of the New Orleans Roman Catholic Archdiocese, passed away on Thursday, September 29, 2011 at the age of 98; and
WHEREAS, Archbishop Hannan served as the 11th Archbishop of New Orleans, from 1965 to 1989, and upon retiring as archbishop at age 75, he became president of WLAETV, the public television station he founded; and
WHEREAS, Archbishop Hannan was a Chaplain for the 82nd Airborne, where he earned the nickname “The Jumping Padre.”He risked his life to minister to wounded soldiers; and
WHEREAS, Archbishop Hannan helped comfort the people of Louisiana as they recovered from numerous storms. He served as a voice for those that were less fortunate.
WHEREAS, Archbishop Hannan was a servant of the people and his service to the New Orleans community and the State make it appropriate and fitting for the State of Louisiana to remember him, to mark his passing, and to honor his memory;
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 for Archbishop Phillip Hannan, effective immediately, the flags of the United States and the State of Louisiana shall be flown at half staff over the State Capitol and all public building and institutions of the State of Louisiana sunrise to sunset on Thursday, October 6, 2011.
SECTION 2: This Order is effective upon signature and shall remain in effect until sunset, Thursday, October 6, 2011 unless amended, modified, terminated, or rescinded prior to that date.
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 3rd day of October, 2011.
Secretary of State