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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
THE FLAG HAS FLOWN AT HALF-STAFF IN HONOR OF:
October 29, 2013
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today directed that flags on state government buildings be flown at half-staff in honor of the 61 men and women who lost their lives to Superstorm Sandy in New York.
October 23, 2013
in honor of the 30th Anniversary of the bombing of the military barracks in
in honor of those killed in the Washington, D.C. Navy Yard Shootings
in honor of September 11th Remembrance Day
in honor of NY Air National Guard Staff Sgt. Todd Lobraico, Jr.
who died in Afghanistan on September 5.
in honor of Army Staff Sgt. Michael Ollis
who died in Afghanistan on August 28.
August 6, 2013
in honor of a World War II soldier from Frankfort.
July 26, 2013
in honor of Army Specialist Anthony R. Maddox
who died in Landstuhl, Germany on July 22nd .
July 8, 2013
in honor of Army Sgt. Justin R. Rogers
who died in
Afghanistan on June 28, 2013.
June 27, 2013
in honor of Specialist Javier Sanchez, Jr.
who died in Sar Rowzah, Afghanistan on June 23.
June 14, 2013
In honor of three New Yorkers who died in Zarghun Shahr, Afghanistan on June 8.
Killed were Lt. Col. Todd J. Clark, Major Jaimie Leonard, and civilian law enforcement training contractor Joseph Morabito
June 5, 2013
in honor of Private 1st Class Mariano M. Raymundo
who died in Sharan, Afghanistan on
June 1, 2013
May 27, 2013
Rememberance of Memorial Day
May 15, 2013
In honor of Peace Officer Memorial Day
May 10, 2013
in honor of a Meridian soldier
who died in Maiwand, Afghanistan on May 4, 2013.
May 10, 2013
in honor of U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Francis G. Phillips IV, from Meridian, NY
who died during combat operations in Maiwand, Afghanistan
on May 4, 2013.
May 9, 2013
in honor of
Marine Staff Sgt. Eric D. Christian, who died in
Farah Province, Afghanistan on May 4, 2013 during combat operations.
April 30, 2013
In honor of
two Fort Drum soldiers
who died in Pul-E- Alam, Afghanistan on April 23.
Captain Aaron Blanchard, of Selah, WA and 1st Lt. Robert J. Hess, of Fairfax, VA
April 17, 2013
In honor of the
victims of the Boston Marathon bombing in Boston, MA.
April 16, 2013 through May 16, 2013
In honor of Carol Porter, a Hampton Bays Cafeteria Staff Member who died on
April 16, 2013. The Elementary School flag will fly at half-mast.
December 21, 2012
In honor of Sgt. 1st Class Soldier Kevin E. Lipari, who died
December 14 in Logar Province, Afghanistan
December 20, 2012
In honor of a Rochester soldier who died December 13
of wounds suffered in Afghanistan on December 9.
December 14, 2012 - December 18, 2012
In deference to the tragic school shooting at
Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT.
December 10, 2012
In honor of Lance Cpl. Anthony J. Denier, who died in the
Helmand Province, Afghanistan, on December 2, 2012.
December 7, 2012
In remembrance of Pearl Harbor Day, December 7th, 1941.
November 7, 2012
In honor of Specialist Brett E. Gornewicz, Specialist Ryan P. Jayne, and Staff Sgt. Dain T. Venne, all New Yorkers who died of wounds sustained while serving in the United States Army Reserve in the Paktiya Province, Afghanistan on November 3, 2012.
November 6, 2012
In honor of Cpl. Alex F. Domion, a New Yorker Marine who died in
the Helmand Province, Afghanistan on October 31, 2012.
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
In honor of Sgt. 1st Class Daniel T. Metcalfe, a New Yorker who died in
service to his country in Sayyid Abad, Afghanistan on September 29, 2012.
Monday, September 10 through Friday, September 14, 2012
In honor of George Raynor, a Hampton Bays custodian who died on September 8, 2012.
Friday, September 7, 2012
In honor of Spec. Kyle R. Rookey, who died in Jalalabad, Afghanistan on September 2, 2012.
Thursday, August 16, 2012
In honor of Lance Cpl. Gregory T. Buckley who died in the
Helmand Province, Afghanistan on August 10, 2012.
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
In honor of Maj. Thomas E. Kennedy, who died in Sarkowi, Afghanistan on August 8, 2012.
Thursday, August 2, 2012
In honor of Pvt. 1st Class Theodore M. Glende,
who died in Logar Province, Afghanistan on July 27, 2012.
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
In honor of Sgt. Jose J. Reyes and Sgt. Daniel A. Rodriguez who
died in the Ghazni City, Afghanistan on July 18, 2012.
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
In honor of Maj. Paul C. Voelke, who died in Mazar E. Sharif, Afghanistan on June 22, 2012.
Monday, June 4, 2012 through Friday, June 8, 2012
In honor of Heather Fitzgerald, a Middle School Classroom Aide, who died on June 2, 2012.