(Neb)-Flags To Fly At Half-Staff On Monday For Patriot Day
LINCOLN - Tomorrow is the 16th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, a day that's now recognized as Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance.
As a result, all U.S. and state flags will fly at half-staff until Sunset.
Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts, who is currently on a trade mission to Japan, issued a statement a Patriot Day message in which he calls it "a day of remembrance for the Americans who were killed in the largest terrorist attack ever committed on American soil,
Ricketts said the 3,000 who died on that day serve as a "constant reminder of freedoms which we enjoy as Americans, and of the evil that seeks to undermine our Republic's values."
The governor said "the bravery and sacrifice in the face of terrorism...witnessed on September 11, 2001 and the days following the attack continue to inspire us now.
We will never forget those who lost their lives on that fateful day, and their memory remains fresh as we continue to fight to defeat radical Islamic terrorism."
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