WHEREAS, as a mark of respect and mourning for those killed and injured as a result of the terrorist attacks, Executive Order No. MJF 2001-37 was issued on September 11, 2001, ordering the flags of the United States and the state of Louisiana be flown at half-staff over the State Capitol and all public buildings and institutions of the state of Louisiana, until sunset on Sunday, September 16, 2001; and
WHEREAS, the citizens of the state of Louisiana desire to continue showing their respect and mourning for the loss of those killed and the suffering of those injured or who lost loved ones due to this national tragedy;
NOW THEREFORE, I, M.J. "MIKE" FOSTER, JR., Governor of the state of Louisiana, by virtue of the authority vested by the Constitution and laws of the state of Louisiana, and as a mark of respect and a means for the citizens of this state to continue to express their sorrow for those killed or injured as a result of the hijackings of American Airlines Flight 11, American Airlines Flight 77, United Airlines Flight 93, and United Airlines Flight 175, the collapse of the twin towers of the World Trade Center and neighboring buildings, and the collapse of a section of the Pentagon, do hereby order and direct that the flags of the United States and the state of Louisiana be flown at half-staff over the State Capitol and all public buildings and institutions of the state of Louisiana, until sunset on Saturday, September 22, 2001.
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 17th day of September, 2001.
M.J. "Mike" Foster, Jr.
Secretary of State