FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 10, 2008
GOVERNOR BARBOUR ORDER FLAGS TO FLY AT HALF STAFF IN HONOR OF PATRIOT DAY
Day commemorates victims of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks
(JACKSON, Mississippi) — Governor Haley Barbour today ordered all state flags to be flown at half staff on Thursday in honor of Patriot Day, as proclaimed by President George W. Bush to honor the victims of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. The Governor’s executive order comes as part of a national initiative commemorating the seventh anniversary of the tragedy.
“Although the tragedy of 9/11 occurred seven years ago, its impact on American citizens continues to be felt as we remain a strong, patriotic United States of America,” Governor Barbour said. “By issuing this executive order, we honor the memory of those who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks; recognize the continuing contributions of Mississippians to the cause of national security; and remind all Americans to cherish their freedoms and liberty.”
The flags will be flown at half staff beginning at sunrise and ending at sunset on September 11, 2008.
To view a copy of the Executive Order, click here.