Gov. Tomblin Orders U.S. and State Flags Lowered to Commemorate Patriot Day, National Day of Service and Remembrance
CHARLESTON, W.Va. - In keeping with the presidential proclamation, Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has ordered all U.S. and State flags at all State facilities be displayed at half-staff Wednesday, Sept. 11 to commemorate Patriot Day and the National Day of Service and Remembrance.
"Across our state and nation - and even around the globe - our fellow Americans will pause, reflect, and pledge to never forget the events that unfolded on September 11, 2001," Gov. Tomblin said. "Joanne and I ask all West Virginians to join us in remembering the innocent victims and paying tribute to those who proudly served our country following one of the darkest days in our nation's history."
Gov. Tomblin asks all West Virginians to observe a moment of silence beginning at 8:46 a.m., Sept. 11, 2013, to honor the innocent victims who perished twelve years ago. At 9 a.m., Gov. Tomblin will lay a wreath at the West Virginia Fallen Firefighters' Memorial, located outside the Culture Center on the State Capitol grounds.
Amy Shuler Goodwin