Governor Whitmer orders flags to half-staff in remembrance of 9/11

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer is ordering U.S. and Michigan flags to be lowered to half-staff on September 11 to remember those who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks in New York City, Virginia, and Pennsylvania on September 11, 2001.

“On the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, we remember those who lost their lives and honor the courageous first responders who put everything on the line as they rushed toward danger,” Whitmer said. “That tragic day left a mark on all of our lives and in its aftermath, reminded us that we are strongest when we lift one another up and work together to reach a better future. We remember that we can fight back against hate and stand up for our American values. We remember that we are one people, united by bonds that we cannot see or fully understand.”

All flags within the State Capitol Complex and on all public buildings and grounds across the state should be lowered.

Michigan residents, schools, businesses, local governments, and other organizations are also encouraged to display the flag at half-staff.

Flags should be returned to full-staff on September 12.

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