PROCLAMATION NO. 43 BJ 2011
LEGAL STATE HOLIDAY – NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY
WHEREAS, the people of Louisiana recognize and honor on National Memorial Day the
heroic men and women who sacrificed their lives through military service;
WHEREAS, National Memorial Day provides an opportunity for remembrance of their
patriotic commitment to the democratic principles of freedom and equality;
WHEREAS, the last Monday in May has been federally established as the day to celebrate
National Memorial Day; and
WHEREAS, R.S. 1:55(B)(2) allows the governor to proclaim National Memorial Day as a
legal holiday and a day of rest in the State of Louisiana;
NOW THEREFORE I, BOBBY JINDAL, Governor of the State of Louisiana, by virtue of the
authority vested by the Constitution and laws of the State of Louisiana, do
hereby order and direct as follows:
SECTION 1: National Memorial Day, Monday, May 30, 2011, is declared a legal holiday in
the State of Louisiana and shall be observed as a day of rest and remembrance.
SECTION 2: On NationalMemorial Day all state buildings flying the flag of the United States
of America shall display the flag at half-staff until noon and shall thereafter raise
the flag to the top of the staff in accordance with guidelines of the United States
Code, 4 U.S.C. §1, et seq.
SECTION 3: Insofar as practicable, the appointing authorities and/or heads of all institutions,
offices and departments of the State (hereafter “appointing authority”) shall
permit the officers and employees under their control to observe National
Memorial Day, Monday, May 30, 2011, as a day of rest and remembrance.
Nonetheless, an appointing authority shall have discretion to require officers or
employees to work on the holiday when, in the appointing authority’s judgment,
it is required for the efficient administration of a State facility, the operation of
which is necessary and indispensable to the citizens of this State.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have set my hand officially and
caused to be affixed the Great Seal of Louisiana, at the Capitol,
in the City of Baton Rouge, on this 28th day of April, 2011.
GOVERNOR OF LOUISIANA
SECRETARY OF STATE