WHEREAS, I have been notified of the passing of Congressman Floyd D. Spence; and
WHEREAS, Congressman Spence dutifully served the State of South Carolina and the United States of America as a member of the United States House of Representatives; and
WHEREAS, Title 4, United States Code, Section 7(m) authorizes the Governor of a State to direct that the American flag be flown at half-staff on the day of death and the following day for a member of Congress who dies in office; and
WHEREAS, Title 4, United States Code, Section 7(c) provides that no other flag shall be placed above the United States flag under these circumstances.
NOW, THEREFORE, pursuant to the powers conferred upon me by the Constitution and Statutes of the State of South Carolina and of the United States of America, I hereby order that the flags above all state government buildings be lowered to half-staff on August 16 and 17, 2001, in honor of Congressman Floyd D. Spence.
GIVEN UNDER MY HAND AND THE GREAT SEAL OF THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, THIS 16TH DAY OF AUGUST 2001
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