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Flags lowered to honor victims of 9/11

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Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has ordered U.S. and Michigan flags within the State Capitol Complex and on all state buildings to be lowered to half-staff on Wednesday, to remember the victims of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001.

“We will never forget the thousands of Americans who lost their lives, including the first responders who put their lives on the line to save thousands more,” Whitmer said. “Despite the tremendous adversity that our country faced during those attacks, we came together as a nation to prove that love is stronger than hate.”

The State of Michigan honors Patriot Day by lowering flags to half-staff. Michigan residents, businesses, schools, local governments and other organizations also are encouraged to display the flag at half-staff.

Flags should be returned to full-staff on Thursday.