MILITARY ORDER OF THE PURPLE HEART LOUISIANA

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Proclamation from Governor Jindal

Fellow Veterans and Supporters:

 

Please see attached proclamation from Governor Jindal ordering flags at the State Capitol and all public buildings and institutions at half staff in honor of Louisiana's 124 men and women who lost their lives in overseas combat operations since September 11, 2001. 

 

The flags are to be lowered from sunrise Monday, September 6 until sunset on Saturday, September 11.

 

Please pass this information on. 

 

EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. BJ 2010 –18

In Memoriam

 

WHEREAS, since September 11, 2001, the people of Louisiana have lost 124 brave men and women in connection with ongoing overseas combat operations and more are currently risking their lives in defense of our freedom;

 

WHEREAS, these service members represent all branches of the armed forces, the Marines, Army, Air Force, Navy, National Guard and Reserves;

 

WHEREAS, these courageous and ambitious Louisianians loved their country and the military and devoted their lives to serving their state and country;

 

WHEREAS, all tragically lost their lives giving their last full measure of devotion in defense of our country and all that we as Americans represent;

 

WHEREAS, the memory of these dedicated men and women will live on in the hearts of their family, friends, and fellow service members forever; and

 

WHEREAS, their patriotism, service and ultimate sacrifice makes it proper and fitting for us to remember them and their families, to mark their passing and to honor their 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 Louisianas fallen service members, 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 buildings and institutions of the State of Louisiana from sunrise September 6, 2010, until sunset September 11, 2010.

 

SECTION 2: This Order is effective upon signature and shall remain in effect until amended, modified, terminated or rescinded.

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 September, 2010.

 

_/S/Bobby Jindal______________

GOVERNOR OF LOUISIANA

ATTEST BY

THE GOVERNOR

/S/Jay Dardenne __________

SECRETARY OF STATE

 

 

Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs

P.O. Box 94095

Baton Rouge, LA 70804

225-922-0500

1-877-GEAUXVA