WHEREAS: Executive Order Number BR 91-13 ordered and directed that the POW/MIA flag be flown over the Louisiana State Capitol Building until December 31, 1991; and
WHEREAS: Executive Order Number EWE 92-25 ordered and directed that the POW/MIA flag be flown over the Louisiana State Capitol Building from April 1, 1992 until January 8, 1996;
NOW THEREFORE, I, M. J. "MIKE" FOSTER, JR., Governor of the State of Louisiana, do hereby order and direct that the POW/MIA flag shall be flown over the Louisiana State Capitol Building throughout the duration of my term as governor, as a symbol of the gratitude of the citizens of this state to all the men and women who are listed as missing in action, or who are or have been forcibly detained as a prisoner of war by our enemies. These persons have sacrificed and suffered much for their country while fighting for the cause of freedom.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have set my hand officially and caused to be affixed the Great Seal of the State of Louisiana, at the Capitol, in the City of Baton Rouge, on this 22nd day of May, 1996.
M. J. "Mike" Foster, Jr.
Secretary of State