State of New Jersey
Executive Order #135

Governor James E. McGreevey

WHEREAS, U.S. Army Specialist Yoe Manuel Aneiros, emigrated from Cuba to New Jersey and attended East Side High School in Newark; and

WHEREAS, Specialist Aneiros subsequently became a naturalized U.S. Citizen; and

WHEREAS, Specialist Aneiros enlisted in the U.S. Army in September 2002 where he hoped to earn money for college and eventually become a doctor; and

WHEREAS, Specialist Aneiros served proudly as a member of the U.S. Army 2nd Battalion, 70th Armor Regiment in the 3rd Brigade of the 1st Armored Division, and was deployed to Iraq in the service of his country; and

WHEREAS, Specialist Aneiros was a courageous soldier and a loving son, husband and brother; and

WHEREAS, Specialist Aneiros has made the ultimate sacrifice, giving his life in the line of duty while fighting for our country; and

WHEREAS, Specialist Aneiros' patriotism and dedicated service to his country make him a hero and a true role model for all Americans and, therefore, it is appropriate and fitting for the State of New Jersey to mark his passing and to honor his memory;

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 on Tuesday, September 28, 2004, in recognition and mourning of U.S. Army Specialist Yoe Manuel Aneiros.
  2. This Order shall take effect immediately.

GIVEN, under my hand and seal this 27th day
of September in the Year of Our Lord, Two
Thousand and Four, and of the Independence
of the United States, the Two Hundred and Twenty-Ninth.

/s/ James E. McGreevey


/s/ Mark J. Fleming
Deputy Chief Counsel to the Governor