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Flags to Fly at Half-Staff on Patriot Day

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Eric Maher, 402-471-1974



LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts announced that all U.S. and Nebraska flags are to be flown at half-staff on Patriot Day, which will be observed on September 11, 2018.  Flags will be flown at half-staff from sunrise until sunset on Patriot Day.


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


“On Patriot Day, we solemnly remember the lives of the Americans who were killed on this day 17 years ago.  We also honor the brave first responders that selflessly risked, and in some cases sacrificed, their lives as our nation responded to the terror attacks on September 11, 2001.  These heroic acts continue to inspire Americans across the country as we continue to remember the bravery displayed on that day. 


“Let’s ensure that Patriot Day is a day that we as Americans come together as a country, and focus on our love of freedom as we combat the evils of terrorism that still threaten our Republic each and every day.  As we do so, let’s remember the fallen, honor our heroes, and never forget that we are one United States of America.”