Amend and Replace Executive Order No. BJ 2015-12
Flags at Half Staff
WHEREAS, Executive Order No. BJ 2015-12, issued on July 17, 2015, ordered the flags of the State of Louisiana to be flown at half-staff as an expression of respect for the victims of the Chattanooga, Tennessee attack;
WHEREAS, it is necessary to amend and replace BJ 2015 - 12 to express respect for a Navy Sailor who succumbed to his injuries on July 18, 2015;
WHEREAS, on Thursday morning, July 16, 2015, four United States Marines and a Navy Sailor became victims of senseless, terrorist attacks on an armed forces recruitment center and Naval Reserves Operational Center in Chattanooga, Tennessee;
WHEREAS, the four Marines and Navy Sailor perished as a result of their injuries. Many other individuals, including a law enforcement officer, were also wounded in this attack;
WHEREAS, countless service members, law enforcement officers, first responders, volunteers and citizens risked their lives to provide immediate aid to the numerous victims;
WHEREAS, the thoughts and prayers of all Louisianians are with the families and the victims of this horrific attack.
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 the victims of the Chattanooga, Tennessee attack, effective immediately, the flags of 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 Friday, July 24, 2015.
SECTION 2: This Order is effective upon signature and shall remain in effect until sunset, Friday, July 24, 2015, unless amended, modified, terminated, or rescinded prior to that date.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 20th day of July, 2015.
Secretary of State