In observance of the eighteenth anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, Governor Tim Walz has ordered all United States and Minnesota flags be flown at half-staff at all state and federal buildings today. Individuals, businesses, and other organizations also are encouraged to join in lowering their flags in observance of the anniversary. And in respect for the victims of this tragedy, Governor Walz proclaimed this day to be Patriot Day and a Day of Service and Remembrance.
“Minnesota joins the rest of the nation in remembering the Americans who lost their lives and the first responders who died fighting to save them,” said Governor Walz. “September 11th reminds us that there is more that unites our country than divides us. We’re a nation founded on freedom and a country comprised of everyday heroes. On the 18th anniversary of this tragic day, we lower our flags to honor our neighbors, past and present, and celebrate what it means to be an American.”