WHEREAS, former Governor McKeithen left a legacy for Louisiana of economic expansion, industrial growth, improved racial relations, and governmental reforms;
NOW THEREFORE I, M.J. "MIKE" FOSTER, JR., Governor of the state of Louisiana, by virtue of 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 former Governor John J. McKeithen, 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 until sunset on Friday, June 11, 1999.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have set my hand officially and caused to be affixed the Great Seal of the state of Louisiana, at the Capitol, in the city of Baton Rouge, on this 4th June, 1999.
M.J. "Mike" Foster, Jr.
Secretary of State