State of New Jersey
Executive Order #112

Governor James E. McGreevey

WHEREAS, Ronald W. Reagan served as the Governor of California and as the 40th President of the United States; and

WHEREAS, President Reagan's eternal optimism, strength, humility and humor provided inspiration to Americans during a difficult time in this country's history; and

WHEREAS, President Reagan made the world a better place with his leadership in the fall of Communism and the Berlin Wall; and

WHEREAS, President Reagan's patriotism, faith, courage and dignity are an enduring example for all citizens; and

WHEREAS, it is fitting and proper for the State of New Jersey to mourn the passing and honor the memory of President Reagan;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, JAMES E. McGREEVEY, Governor of the State of New Jersey, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and by the Statutes of this State, do hereby ORDER and DIRECT:

  1. The flag of the United States of America and the flag of the State of New Jersey shall be flown at half-staff at all State departments, offices, agencies and instrumentalities during appropriate hours beginning Monday, June 7, 2004 and through and including Friday, June 11, 2004, in recognition and mourning of the passing of President Ronald W. Reagan.

  2. This order shall take effect immediately.

GIVEN, under my hand and seal this 7th day
of June in the Year of Our Lord, Two Thousand
and Four, and of the Independence of the United
States, the Two Hundred and Twenty-Eighth.

/s/ James E. McGreevey



/s/ Michael R. DeCotiis
Chief Counsel to the Governor