Dayton proclaims Tuesday Patriot Day, A Day of Service and Remembrance

Orders flags be flown at half-staff in observance of the 11-year anniversary of 9/11 attacks

            SAINT PAUL –In observance of the 11th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, Gov. Mark Dayton has ordered all United States flags and Minnesota flags be flown at half-staff at all state and federal buildings in Minnesota from sunrise until sunset on Tuesday.

Individuals, businesses and other organizations are also encouraged to lower their flags in observance of the Tuesday’s anniversary.

President Obama has called upon the people of the United States to participate in community service in honor of those our nation lost; to observe this day with appropriate ceremonies and activities, including remembrance services, and observe a moment of silence beginning at 7:46 a.m. Central Daylight Time to honor the innocent victims who died in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

Dayton has proclaimed Patriot Day and “A Day of Service and Remembrance” in Minnesota, as a mark of respect for the victims of this tragedy. In solidarity with the rest of the nation, the governor encourages all Minnesotans to observe the National Moment of Silence.