Beshear asks Kentuckians to lower flags on 9/11

September 10, 2013 

FRANKFORT – Gov. Steve Beshear is asking all Kentuckians to remember lives lost on 9/11 and to honor their memories by lowering flags to half-staff on Wednesday, the 12th anniversary of the attacks on America.

"September 11, 2001, will always be one of the darkest days in our country's history. Nearly 3,000 Americans died that day, and the pain will never be fully erased," Beshear said in a statement. "I call on all Kentuckians to remember and honor these Americans and their families on Sept. 11."

Beshear has directed that flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Wednesday.

He also has issued a proclamation making Sept. 11, 2013, "9/11 First Responders Day" to honor the military and first responders.

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