State of Nevada Executive Order - Executive Department


Ordering Flags to Half Staff

WHEREAS, Barbara Bush was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and former First Lady of the United States;
WHEREAS, Mrs. Bush helped to shape the character of our nation in her role as loyal supporter and confidant to both her husband, President George H.W. Bush, and her son, President George W. Bush;
WHEREAS, Mrs. Bush passed away on Tuesday, April 17, 2018;
WHEREAS, the deepest sympathies of all Nevadans are with the Bush family, as we remember Mrs. Bush’s remarkable 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 Mrs. Bush’s interment; 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 until sunset on the day of interment of Mrs. Bush as a mark of respect and in remembrance of her remarkable 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 18th day of  April, in the year two thousand  eighteen.