Thursday, August 27, 2009

Lower Flags to Half-Mast in Honor of Senator Edward M. Kennedy

Dallas ISD Notices

To All Principals and Building Facility Supervisors

In honor of Senator Edward M. Kennedy, please lower all flags (State of Texas and United States flags) to half-mast.

Please see the letter below from Governor Rick Perry.

Dear State Agency Leader:

The United States of America has lost a longtime member of Congress with the passing of Senator Edward M. Kennedy. As a mark of respect for this widely regarded leader, it seems fitting that flags in Texas be lowered immediately to half-staff.

Therefore, acting pursuant to Chapter 3100 of the Texas Government Code, I do hereby direct the immediate lowering of all State of Texas and United States flags under control of the State to half-staff in memory of the Honorable Edward M. Kennedy. State of Texas and United States flags throughout Texas should remain at half-staff today and tomorrow and lowered again on the date of interment once it is set by the family.

The First Lady and I extend our prayers of comfort to his family in their time of grief, and urge all Texans to remember and honor his life of service to our nation.