For New Mexico Only
Santa Fe, NM - Today, Governor Susana Martinez issued an executive order for flags to be flown at half-staff from sunrise on Friday, September 15, 2017 to sunset on Saturday, September 16, 2017 in honor and mourning of Senator Pete V. Domenici.
The text of the executive order is below:
EXECUTIVE ORDER 2017-018 FLAGS FLOWN AT HALF-STAFF IN HONOR AND MOURNING OF SENATOR PETE V. DOMENICI
WHEREAS, Senator Pete V. Domenici, who honorably served the State of New Mexico, passed away on Wednesday, September 13, 2017;
WHEREAS, Senator Domenici dedicated his entire career to putting New Mexico first;
WHEREAS, Senator Domenici served as Mayor of Albuquerque and then as New Mexico's longest-serving United States Senator from 1973 to 2008, where he tirelessly advocated for a better future for all New Mexicans;
WHEREAS, Senator Domenici was a champion for New Mexico, fighting to protect and strengthen our state, particularly our military bases and national labs, our infrastructure, and our higher education institutions;
WHEREAS, even after he retired from Congress, Senator Domenici organized an annual public policy conference to bring leaders and innovators together to share ideas to make New Mexico a better place;
WHEREAS, while we mourn this incredible loss to our state and nation, we celebrate Senator Domenici's legacy of service and his countless accomplishments during his distinguished career;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Susana Martinez, Governor of the State of New Mexico, by the authority vested in me by the Constitution and Laws of the State of New Mexico, do hereby order that all flags be flown at half-staff from sunrise on Friday, September 15, 2017, to sunset on Saturday, September 16, 2017, the day Senator Domenici will be laid to rest. The hearts of all New Mexicans go out to his family and friends as we extend our gratitude for his lifetime of service.
SIGNED AT THE EXECUTIVE OFFICE THIS 14TH DAY OF SEPTEMBER, 2017.
WITNESS MY HAND AND THE GREAT SEAL OF THE STATE OF NEW MEXICO
**When flown at half-staff or half-mast, the U.S. flag should be hoisted first to the peak for an instant and then lowered to the half-staff or half-mast position. The flag should again be raised to the peak before it is lowered for the day.
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