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Flags to Fly at Half-Staff on Patriot Day

LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts announced that all U.S. and Nebraska flags are to be flown at half-staff on Patriot Day.  Flags will be flown at half-staff until sunset on September 11, 2016.

Governor Ricketts also issued the following statement in observance of Patriot Day:

“On Patriot Day, we remember the Americans killed in the largest terrorist attacks ever committed on American soil, and the brave law enforcement and firefighters who responded.  The stories of their sacrifices inspired Americans in the days following September 11, 2001, and their many acts of heroism helped us come together as a country and combat the evil of terrorism.  These stories continue to inspire us today as we wage war against Islamic extremism at home and abroad.  We will never forget.”

On Patriot Day, the Governor will attend the 9/11 Minute of Silence at Stinson Park in Omaha and the 9/11 Remembrance and Military Tribute in Papillion.  Full details about his schedule are available here.