Updated, 8:28 a.m., 9/11/20
To honor the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks 19 years ago, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has ordered U.S. and Michigan flags within the State Capitol Complex and upon all public buildings and grounds across the state of Michigan to be lowered to half-staff on Friday.
“On Patriot Day, we remember the Americans who lost their lives and honor the first responders who put everything on the line as they rushed toward danger,” Whitmer said. “During those tragic moments, our nation came together as a united force to help our fellow Americans in their time of need. It showed us that we can, and will, overcome any tragedy.
Flags should be returned to full-staff on Saturday, the governor’s office said.
Whitmer also proclaimed Friday as 9/11 Remembrance Day to honor the nearly 3,000 people who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, and “recognizes the struggles that their families and loved ones continue to face.”