EXECUTIVE ORDER 2020-08
ORDERING FLAGS TO HALF STAFF
WHEREAS, throughout our nation's history, servicemen and women have selflessly borne the responsibility of protecting and defending our nation, the democratic principles upon which it was founded, as well as the lives and liberties of men, women and children around the world; and
WHEREAS, Nevada is the "Battle Born" state, a title reflecting its admission to the Union during the Civil War and that, throughout the last 150 years, countless Nevadans have served our state and nation with courage, valor, honor and pride; and
WHEREAS, on this day, all Nevadans should honor and pay tribute to the sacrifices made by our service men and women and never forget those who laid down their lives to protect our nation, preserve liberty and defend the rights and ideals upon which it was founded; and
WHEREAS, on May 21, 2020, President Donald J. Trump proclaimed Memorial Day, May 25, 2020, as a day of prayer for permanent peace, and designated the hour beginning in each locality at 11:00 a.m. of that day as a time when people might unite in prayer; and
WHEREAS, on May 21, 2020, President Donald J. Trump asked all Americans to observe the National Moment of Remembrance beginning at 3:00 p.m. local time on Memorial Day; and
WHEREAS, on May 21, 2020, President Donald J. Trump signed a Proclamation on Prayer for Peace, Memorial Day and called on Governors of the United States and its Territories, and the appropriate officials of all units of government, to direct that the flag be flown at half-staff until noon on Memorial Day, May 25, 2020; 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 that:
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 on Monday, May 25, 2020, until noon on that same day.