Christie Issues Executive Order Honoring Late Jim WhelanLast Edited:
Governor Chris Christie signed an executive order on Friday, August 25th, that honors the recent passing of New Jersey State Senator Jim Whelan.
The new executive order will require all state buildings to lower their flags to half-staff on the day of Whelan's funeral service, in recognition of his life and in mourning of his death.
Whelan died on Tuesday, August 22nd, after suffering a heart attack at his Atlantic City home. The 68-year-old was known for his decades of public service in Atlantic City as a school teacher, lifeguard, mayor, assemblyman and most recently as a state senator.
His memorial and funeral service are set for Thursday, September 14th, at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, beginning at 10 a.m.
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