President Obama and Governor Dayton issue proclamations to lower flags to half-staff on September 11th.
Sunday, September 11th, 2016 marks the 15 year anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City, the Pentagon, and United Airlines Flight 93 which crashed in suburban Pennsylvania. Patriot Day serves as a remembrance of the lives lost on that September morning.
On Patriot Day, the President directs that the American flag be flown at half-staff at individual American homes, at the White House, and on all U.S. government buildings and establishments, home and abroad. The President also asks Americans to observe a moment of silence beginning at 7:46 AM Central time, the time the first plane struck the North Tower of the World Trade Center that morning.
Governor Dayton has further directed the Minnesota Department of Transportation to light the I-35W Bridge in Minneapolis the colors of the United States flag on Sunday, September 11, 2016, in honor of victims of the attacks.
President Barack Obama asks that the people of the United States participate in community service in honor of those our Nation lost, and observe this day with appropriate ceremonies and activities, including remembrance services.