WHEREAS, on February 27, 1950, President Harry S. Truman issued a Presidential Proclamation establishing Armed Forces Day in the United States as a "fitting and proper...tribute to the Armed Forces as the servants and protectors of our Nation"; and
WHEREAS, throughout our nation's history, men and women serving in our military have paid the ultimate sacrifice defending our country and protecting individual liberty; and
WHEREAS, the Honor and Remember Flag is a proper tribute to the uncompromising devotion of those members of the armed services who gave their lives in defense of these ideals; and
WHEREAS, the State of Missouri wishes to recognize and honor the sacrifice of these brave men and women from Missouri and throughout the United States; and
WHEREAS, I previously directed the Honor and Remember Flag to be flown for a thirty-day period at the State Capitol and other state facilities at the seat of government as a mark of respect for the fallen members of the Armed Forces of the United States.
NOW THEREFORE, I, JEREMIAH W. (JAY) NIXON, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF MISSOURI, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the State of Missouri, order the Honor and Remember Flag be flown at the State Capitol each Armed Forces Day, held on the third Saturday of every May, to commemorate and honor the fallen members of the Armed Forces of the United States. When displayed, the Honor and Remember Flag shall be no larger than the flags of the United States and the State of Missouri and shall be flown below such flags. If on separate poles, the Honor and Remember flag should be placed so that it is viewed to the right of the flags of the United States and the State of Missouri.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused to be affixed the Great Seal of the State of Missouri, in the City of Jefferson, on this 20th day of March, 2014.
[Jay Nixon's signature]
Jeremiah W. (Jay) Nixon
[Jason Kander's signature]
Secretary of State
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