ORDERING FLAGS TO HALF STAFF
WHEREAS, John Glenn was an American hero who served our nation as a decorated combat aviator, a veteran of both World War II and the Korean War, a pioneering astronaut, and a United States Senator;
WHEREAS, Senator Glenn was the first American to orbit the Earth in 1962, and the oldest man in space at age 77 in 1998;
WHEREAS, Senator Glenn passed away on Thursday, December 8, 2016 at the age of 95;
WHEREAS, the thoughts and prayers of Nevadans are with the Glenn family, as we remember Senator Glenn's life and legacy of service to the United States;
WHEREAS, the President of the United States issued a proclamation directing that the flag of the United States be flown at half-staff at the White House and upon all federal public buildings and grounds, at all military posts and naval stations, and on all naval vessels throughout the United States and its territories, including embassies, consular offices, and other facilities abroad until sunset on the day of Senator Glenn's internment; and
WHEREAS, Article 5, Section 1 of the Nevada Constitution provides: "The supreme executive power of this State, shall be vested in a Chief Magistrate who shall be Governor of the State of Nevada."
NOW, THEREFORE, by the authority vested in me as Governor by the Constitution and laws of the State of Nevada and the United States, it is hereby ordered as follows:
The flags of the United States and the State of Nevada shall be flown at half-staff at the State Capitol and all State public buildings and grounds immediately until sunset on the day of internment of Senator Glenn, as a mark of respect and remembrance of his life and service.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Nevada to be affixed at the State Capitol in Carson City, this
in the year two thousand