Flag Half-Staff Directives and Proclamations
STATEMENT FROM GOVERNOR ANDREW M. CUOMO ON THE PASSING OF NELSON MANDELA
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today issued the following statement on the passing of Nelson Mandela. The Governor also directed that flags on state government buildings be flown at half-staff on Friday, December 6, 2013, in honor of President Mandela.
"Nelson Mandela refused to accept injustice, fought relentlessly for what was right, and showed that a dedicated person of courage actually can change the course of history. His struggle to end racism, poverty and inequality began with his fight against apartheid, continued through his service as the first black President of South Africa and is now passed on for the world to continue. We will not soon see again, nor should we ever forget the profound example of humanity that Nelson Mandela embodied. While President Mandala is no longer with us, here in New York and all around the globe, his legacy lives on. His family and friends, and the people of South Africa, are in my thoughts and prayers along with those of all New Yorkers."
Effective: Beginning of Business, Friday, December 6, 2013
Return to Full Staff: Sunset, Friday, December 6, 2013
Presidential Proclamation- National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day
Pursuant to a Presidential Proclamation, flags must be flown at half-staff in remembrance of Pearl Harbor Day- December 7th.
Effective: Beginning of Business, Saturday, December 7, 2013
Return to Full Staff: Sunset, Saturday, December 7, 2013