FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2009
GOV. RITTER ORDERS FLAGS LOWERED ON PATRIOT DAY
In commemorating the tragedy of September 1l, 2001, and in accordance with Congressional Joint Resolution 107-89 approved on December 18, 2001, Gov. Ritter has directed that all flags be flown at half-staff on Patriot Day; Friday, September 11, 2009, until sundown.
Click here to read the Governor's proclamation commemorating September 11 as a National Day of Service and Remembrance.
"In an attack that created new global politics and ushered our nation into war, we must not forget the innocent men, women, and children that lost their lives that day," said Gov. Ritter. "We are a nation of rights; and eight years ago, the most basic right of more than 2,500 innocents was extinguished. United in their hatred for America and the West, the terrorists who committed this heinous act were not successful in breaking our spirit, our strength, or our love for one another.
"In Colorado, we pay tribute to those who perished and to the troops who continue to sacrifice so that we may enjoy our freedoms. But most importantly, our thoughts and prayers are with those who lost loved ones on that terrible day."