ORDERING FLAGS TO HALF STAFF
WHEREAS, Memorial Day affords all Americans an opportunity to honor and remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice while defending our nation;
WHEREAS, more than 1 million men and women have given their lives in service to our country;
WHEREAS, Memorial Day carries on a tradition started in 1868 whereby we decorate the graves of our fallen heroes with the stars and stripes;
WHEREAS, the President of the United States issued a Proclamation this morning declaring Memorial Day, May 29, 2017, as a day of prayer for permanent peace;
WHEREAS, the President of the United States also requested that the Governors of the United States and its Territories, and the appropriate officials of all units of government, direct that the flag be flown at half-staff until noon on this Memorial Day on all buildings, grounds, and naval vessels throughout the United States and in all areas under its jurisdiction and control; 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 from sunset, May 28, 2017 until 12:00 p.m., May 29, 2017, in honor of Memorial Day and the President's Proclamation of a day of prayer for permanent peace.
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