Flags to Fly at Half-Staff Today for Patriot Day

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.

About katcountryhub
I am a graduate of Northeast Community College with a degree in journalism. I am married to Jeff Gilliland. We have two grown children, Justin and Whitney and four grandchildren, Grayce, Grayhm, Charli and Penelope. I will be covering Lyons, Decatur, Bancroft and Rosalie and am hoping to expand my horizons as time progresses!

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