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Governor Huntsman Orders Lowering of Flags

News Release
September 05, 2005

Salt Lake City, Utah -- In cooperation with the President of the United States, Governor Jon M. Huntsman, Jr. has authorized the lowering of the Flag of the United States of America and the Flag of the State of Utah to half-staff until sunset on the evening of Tuesday, September 20, 2005.

The flags shall be flown at half-staff until sunset Tuesday, September 7, 2005 as a mark of respect for William H. Rehnquist, Chief Justice of the United States. At sunset Tuesday, September 7, 2005, the Flag of the United States of America and the Flag of the State of Utah shall be raised and again lowered to half staff and remain at half staff until sunset Tuesday, September 20, 2005, as mark of respect for the victims of Hurricane Katrina.

The following was released from the White House:

As a mark of respect for the victims of Hurricane Katrina, I hereby order, by the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United States of America, that the flag of the United States shall be flown at half-staff at the White House and on all public buildings and grounds, at all military posts and naval stations, and on all naval vessels of the Federal Government in the District of Columbia and throughout the United States and its Territories and possessions until sunset, Tuesday, September 20, 2005. I also direct that the flag shall be flown at half-staff for the same period at all United States embassies, legations, consular offices, and other facilities abroad, including all military facilities and naval vessels and stations.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this fourth day of September, in the year of our Lord two thousand five, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirtieth. GEORGE W. BUSH

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