CNMI lowers flags to half-staff in honor of 9/11

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(From the CNMI Governor's Office)

CNMI Governor Ralph DLG Torres has ordered all flags in the CNMI to be lowered at half-staff today in honor of the 19th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks against the U.S.

Here’s the Governor’s complete message:

“Every Patriot Day, we remember the 3,000 people who perished on September 11, 2001. As a mark of solemn respect for the individuals, first responders, and military service members who lost their lives 19 years ago today, President Donald J. Trump ordered that the flag of the United States be flown at half-staff today, September 11, 2020 throughout the United States and its Territories.”

“By the authority vested in me as Governor of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, I also direct that the flag of the Commonwealth be flown at half-staff today, September 11, 2020.”

“We join the Nation in honoring our fallen Americans, and we encourage our community to visit the Field of Heroes at the American Memorial Park. Special appreciation to our private sector partners, most especially Tan Holdings, and our government agencies for coming together to put on this event for our first responders.”

“Our country and our lives changed forever that fateful day 19 years ago. As proud Americans, we remain in solidarity with the rest of the Nation in honoring the brave first responders, fearless members of our military, and ordinary Americans who went beyond the call of duty to save others. We also thank and recognize our CNMI first responders during this COVID-19 pandemic response and our military service members, who are inspired by the heroes we lost 19 years ago. We will never forget.”