Michigan Gov. Whitmer proclaims Sept. 11 as Patriot Day

LANSING, Mich. —  Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has recognized September 11, 2023, as Patriot Day.

She wants everyone to remember and honor the heroes who lost their lives and those who sacrificed their lives for others, including our first responders who showed bravery in responding to the attacks and aiding the victims.

“On Patriot Day, we remember and honor the Americans who lost their lives, the first responders who came to their aid, and the service members who pursued and brought to justice those who were responsible,” said Whitmer. “The 9/11 attacks claimed nearly 3,000 lives and changed our nation forever. It also strengthened our commitment to our core values and reminded us of our shared bond as Americans. On this somber day, let’s commit to remembering what unites us: our fundamental values of liberty, freedom, and democracy, and commit to building a brighter future for our kids.”

In accordance with a presidential proclamation, Governor Whitmer has directed U.S. and Michigan flags throughout the state of Michigan to remain lowered at half-staff on Monday, September 11, 2023.

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