Governor Christie Orders Flags to be Lowered for James Gandolfini
Governor Chris Christie signed an Executive Order today that is sure to spark a debate in the Garden State.
Executive Order No. 135 − Ordering all State buildings to fly flags at half-staff on Monday, June 24, 2013, to recognize the achievements and contributions of James Gandolfini, a New Jersey native born in Westwood, who graduated from Park Ridge High School and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Rutgers University. James Gandolfini enjoyed an extraordinarily successful acting career across television, film and Broadway, including his popularly acclaimed role as Tony Soprano in The Sopranos, and advocated for United States servicemembers and veterans in his two documentaries, Alive Day Memories: Home From Iraq and Wartorn:1861-2010. James Gandolfini was an iconic actor and will be remembered for the timeless impact he left upon television and film in the State of New Jersey and across our nation.