Executive Order No. 26 (2018) -

Executive Order No. 26 (2018)

Tribute to the Life and Passing of Educator Jennifer Marie Williamson-Kennedy and a Fifth Grade Student at East Brook Middle School, Paramus, New Jersey

Issued: May 18, 2018.

Effective: May 18, 2018.

WHEREAS, on May 17, 2018, a teacher and a student from Paramus's East Brook Middle School were killed when a school bus headed to historic Waterloo Village on a field trip collided with a truck on Interstate Route 80 in Mount Olive; and

WHEREAS, 43 of 45 adults and students aboard the bus, as well as the truck driver, were rushed to local hospitals after the crash, and several remain in critical condition and are undergoing surgery; and

WHEREAS, it is appropriate to recognize and honor the devastating passing of Jennifer Marie Williamson-Kennedy, a veteran educator of more than 20 years in Paramus, and a fifth-grade student of East Brook Middle School who had a bright, promising future;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, PHILIP D. MURPHY, Governor of the State of New Jersey, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and by the Statutes of this State, do hereby ORDER and DIRECT:

1. The flag of the United States of America and the flag of the State of New Jersey shall be flown at half-staff at all State departments, offices, agencies, and instrumentalities during appropriate hours on Monday, May 21, 2018, in recognition and mourning of the passing of the deceased in Mount Olive, New Jersey.

2. This Order shall take effect immediately.

(Published June 7, 2010 in the New Jersey Register at 42 N.J.R. 983(b). Published May 18, 2018 in the New Jersey Register at 50 N.J.R. 1393(b).)

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