Evers orders flags lowered this weekend in remembrance of 9/11

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MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers is ordering flags to be lowered in remembrance of September 11th.

The order says the flags of the United States and the state of Wisconsin will be flown at half-staff from sunrise today until sunset on Sunday out of respect for the nearly 3,000 people who died in the terror attacks 20 years ago.

The governor’s order also declares September 11, 2021 as a state Day of Service and Remembrance, encouraging everyone in the state to commit acts of service and do good for their communities to commemorate the lives that were lost.

“On the 20th anniversary, we reflect on the significance of this day and the effects that the attacks on 9/11 have had on our nation over the last two decades,” Gov. Evers said in a statement.

“Today, we honor and remember those who lost their lives, those whose lives were forever changed, and those heroic first responders who ran toward danger without second thought. I know that Wisconsinites will come together today, as they have each year, to mourn and remember the friends, family members, and neighbors lost, and reflect on this tragedy while calling upon our spirit of service, resilience, and community to let this day forever be defined not by terror but by our commitment to helping each other in times of great need.”

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