Flags flying at half-staff across Kansas today for Patriot Day

TOPEKA (KSNT) — Flags flew at half-staff across Kansas today under an order by Governor Sam Brownback in observance of Patriot Day. It was issued in accordance with Executive Order 10-12.

Flags are to fly at half-staff from sunup to sundown Friday, Sept. 11; the day marks the 14th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and Flight 93 which crashed in a Pennsylvania field.

The Governor’s office refers to a joint resolution approved Dec. 18, 2001 by the U.S. Congress designating Sept. 11 of each year as Patriot Day. A law approved April 21, 2009, requested the observance of Sept. 11 as an annually recognized National Day of Service and Remembrance.

“We must forever the honor of the men, women and children who perished on Sept. 11, 2001 and the sacrifice of the first responders who faced extreme danger in their efforts to save others,” said Governor Brownback. “I encourage every Kansan to take a moment to pray for those we lost, their families and friends and for the continued strength of this great nation.”

You can learn more about order for flags to fly half-staff, and be notified of them at http://us.halfstaff.org Read the joint Congressional resolution from 2001 designating Patriot Day here: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/PLAW-107publ89/html/PLAW-107publ89.htm

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