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Flags at Half-Staff Across Kentucky in Remembrance of 9/11

KENTUCKY (09/10/2014) - Governor Steve Beshear has directed that flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Thursday, Sept. 11, in observance of Patriot Day.

In accordance with a presidential proclamation, Patriot Day serves in memory and to honor the innocent Americans and people from around the world who lost their lives as a result of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

“It is difficult to believe the appalling attacks of 9/11 occurred thirteen years ago, as the pain and aftershock of the tragedy still deeply resonates with all Americans,” said Gov. Beshear. “Let us keep the friends and family members of the victims in our thoughts and prayers as we continue toward building a more peaceful, thoughtful and unified nation and world.”

Gov. Beshear encourages individuals, businesses, organizations and government agencies to join in this tribute.

Kentucky flag status information is available at http://governor.ky.gov/Pages/flagstatus.aspx.

Information provided by the Governor's Communications Office
Posted by J.L. Graham
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