State of New Jersey
Executive Order #67

Governor James E. McGreevey

WHEREAS, September 11, 2003 marks the second anniversary of the terrorist attacks on New York, Washington and Pennsylvania; and

WHEREAS, on this date, remembrance ceremonies and other memorial events, both public and private, will be taking place;

WHEREAS, more than one quarter of the victims of the September 11, 2001 attacks were New Jerseyans, with nearly seven hundred of our residents killed in the attacks; and

WHEREAS, the lives of hundreds of New Jersey families have been drastically affected, through the loss of a parent, spouse, child or other loved one; and

WHEREAS, it is fitting that this day be observed with appropriate solemnity, in tribute to the thousands of innocent victims who perished in the attacks;

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, instrumentalities and all public buildings during appropriate hours on September 11, 2003 in recognition and mourning of all of those lost in the September 11th attacks, and particularly, those lost from our home State.

  2. State employees who lost an immediate family member in the attacks on September 11, 2001 and who wish to take the day off from work on September 11, 2003 shall be granted a paid day off on that date, upon written notice to the agency or division at which they are employed.

  3. Immediate family member for purposes of this ORDER means an employee's spouse, child, legal ward, foster child, grandchild, father, mother, legal guardian, grandfather, grandmother, brother, sister, father-in-law, mother-in-law, brother-in-law, sister-in-law and other individuals who resided in the employee's household.

  4. This Order shall take effect immediately.

GIVEN, under my hand and seal this 4th day of
September in the Year of Our Lord, Two Thousand
and Three, 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