AZ government offices lower flags to half-staff

AZ government offices lower flags to half-staff
Posted at 2:52 PM, Sep 11, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-11 17:52:48-04

All flags at Arizona government office buildings will fly at half-staff from sunrise to sunset to honor the memory of September 11. 

Governor Doug Ducey has ordered flags at half-staff in remembrance of the nearly 3,000 victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. 

"On this poignant anniversary, Americans across the country will join in patriotism and prayer as we pay tribute to the innocent lives taken from us in the 9/11 terrorist attacks 14 years ago," said Governor Ducey in a prepared statement. "We remember the men and women who lost their lives at the World Trade Center, at the Pentagon and in a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania."

Ducey's orders are to honor the numerous citizens, 343 firefighters and 72 law enforcement officers whose innocent lives were lost 14 years ago. 

"Though terrorism persists throughout the world, American patriotism and freedom stand strong and shine bright. We have our military men and women to thank for that. Please join me in keeping them, their families, and those we lost in these attacks forever in our thoughts and prayers," Ducey said.