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April 17, 2007



WHEREAS, on April 16, 2007, a tragedy occurred on the campus of Virginia Tech University; and


WHEREAS, the citizens of our state grieve with those affected by this incident; and


WHEREAS, the prayers of this State are with the family and friends of each victim; and


NOW, THEREFORE, I, Haley Barbour, by the authority vested in me as Governor by the Constitution and laws of the State of Mississippi, do hereby proclaim a period of official mourning in the State of Mississippi and further, do hereby order all flags of the United States of America and the State of Mississippi be flown at half-staff on all buildings and grounds of the State of Mississippi and all areas under its jurisdiction beginning April 18, 2007 and ending April 22, 2007.


IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Mississippi to be affixed.


DONE at the Capitol in the City of Jackson, the seventeenth day of April, in the year of our Lord two thousand seven, and of the Independence of the United States of America, the two hundred and thirty-first.