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Governor Orders Flags Flown at Half-Staff to Honor Victims of Sept. 11, 2011 Terrorist Attacks

on September 10, 2014 - 4:39pm

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STATE News:

SANTA FE — Gov. Susana Martinez has issued an executive order for flags to be flown at half-staff from sunrise until sunset Thursday, Sept. 11, in honor and remembrance of the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

The full text of the Governor’s executive order:

EXECUTIVE ORDER 2014-014 - FLAGS FLOWN AT HALF-STAFF IN HONOR AND REMEMBRANCE OF THE VICTIMS OF THE SEPTEMBER 11, 2001 TERRORIST ATTACKS

WHEREAS, 13 years ago on an otherwise peaceful fall morning, our nation was attacked in New York City, Washington D.C., and near Shanksville, Pennsylvania by terrorists;

WHEREAS, nearly 3,000 people were killed, and thousands more injured, including many Americans as well as the citizens of 80 other countries;

WHEREAS, on the 13th anniversary of this dark day in American history, we mourn and remember the victims who lost their lives and the families they left behind; and

WHEREAS, each and every day, thousands of firefighters and law enforcement officers stand ready to protect our citizens, and our Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, and Coast Guardsmen serve and sacrifice every day to preserve, protect, and defend our nation at home and abroad;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Susana Martinez, Governor of the State of New Mexico, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the Laws of the State of New Mexico, do hereby order that all flags be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Thursday, September 11, 2014 in honor and remembrance of the victims of the terrorist attacks on the United States on September 11, 2001.


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