Gov. John Hickenlooper

Gov. John Hickenlooper

Governor orders flags lowered for Patriot Day

Hickenlooper also calls for state residents to participate in Moment of Remembrance

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Gov. John Hickenlooper

Gov. John Hickenlooper issued an order this morning that flags be lowered to half-staff on all public buildings statewide Sunday, in honor of those who died in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

Flags are to be lowered from sunrise to sunset.

On Dec. 18, 2001, Congress approved Public Law 107-89, which designated Sept. 11 as Patriot Day. It’s become customary for the president and governors to order flags lowered on this day annually.

“This anniversary is a solemn time for all of us to remember and honor those who died 10 years ago,” the governor said in a news release. “It’s also a time we can reflect on our strength and resilience as a nation and give thanks to those who continue to protect our country from future attacks.”

Hickenlooper also called for a Moment of Remembrance statewide at 11 a.m. Sunday.

For one minute, first responders, houses of worship, towns and others throughout the state should sound sirens and bells in a signal to everyone to stop and remember the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001.

The U.S. Senate unanimously approved a resolution this summer calling on all Americans to participate in this Moment of Remembrance.

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