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Louisiana flying flags at half-staff for victims of Boston attack

Posted: Updated: April 16, 2013 04:30 PM
MARTIN RICHARD, child killed in explosion near the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon, Boston, Massachusetts, family photo // Source: AP MARTIN RICHARD, child killed in explosion near the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon, Boston, Massachusetts, family photo // Source: AP

BATON ROUGE, La. (KNOE 8 News) – Today, Governor Bobby Jindal issued an Executive Order calling for the flags at all state buildings to be flown at half-staff until Saturday, April 20th:

EXECUTIVE ORDER ON FLAGS AT HALF STAFF:

WHEREAS,                Three people were killed by two explosions that targeted the Boston Marathon on Monday afternoon, April 15, 2013;

WHEREAS,                More than one hundred seventy other participants and onlookers were injured in this tragic incident;

WHEREAS,                Countless 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 Boston attack, effective immediately, the flags of 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 Saturday, April 20, 2013.

SECTION 2:               This Order is effective upon signature and shall remain in effect until sunset, Saturday, April 20, 2013, unless amended, modified, terminated, or rescinded prior to that date.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 16th day of April, 2013.

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