Governor LePage directs flags to half-staff on Sept. 11
AUGUSTA, Maine — Governor Paul R. LePage has directed that both U.S. and State of Maine flags shall be lowered to half-staff today, Patriot Day, September 11. Flags will fly at half-staff for the entire day.
“It is important to set aside this day of observance to recognize the sacrifices of those who were injured or lost as a result of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001,” said Governor LePage. “Ann and I honor and remember these heroes, their families, our nation’s first responders and the dedication of our veterans and military members who are now serving. We must never forget.”
President Donald J. Trump signed a proclamation on Monday declaring September 11, 2018 as Patriot Day in honor of the nearly 3,000 innocent individuals who lost their lives on September 11, 2001.