Flags to fly at half-staff today

Gov. Sam Brownback has ordered all flags to be flown at half-staff from sunup to sundown on Thursday, Sept. 11, in observance of Patriot Day.

By a joint resolution approved Dec. 18, 2001, Congress designated Sept. 11 of each year as Patriot Day, and by Public Law 111-13, approved April 21, 2009, requested the observance of Sept. 11 as an annually recognized National Day of Service and Remembrance.

“On Sept. 11, we honor the memories of the men, women and children who perished that day,” Gov. Brownback said. “We remember their families and friends. And we remember the courage of our first responders who rushed forward in the face of extreme danger to rescue those who needed help. I urge all Kansans to take a moment today to pray for those we lost, their families and friends and to remember the bravery of first responders across the nation.”

Patriot Day is an annual observance to remember those who were injured or died during the terrorist attacks in the United States on Sept. 11, 2001.

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