Flags at Half-Staff to Honor the Victims of the Attack in Orlando
WHEREAS, as a mark of respect for the victims of the act of hatred and terror perpetrated on Sunday, June 12, 2016, in Orlando, Florida, the President ordered the flags of the United States to be flown at half-staff until sunset, June 16, 2016;
WHEREAS, the thoughts and prayers of Louisiana citizens are with the families and victims of this senseless and unimaginable attack; and
WHEREAS, Louisiana stands ready to assist the State of Florida to bring justice for those whose lives were lost.
NOW THEREFORE, I, JOHN BEL EDWARDS, 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 the victims of the Orlando attack, 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 immediately until sunset on Thursday, June 16, 2016.
SECTION 2: This Order is effective upon signature and shall remain in effect until sunset, Thursday, June 16, 2016.
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 13th day of June, 2016.
John Bel Edwards
Secretary of State