To mark the thirteenth anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks, Governor Lincoln D. Chafee will call for a voluntary statewide moment of silence at 8:46 a.m. on Thursday, September 11, 2014.
In addition, in honor of Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance, President Obama has requested the Governors of the United States and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and the appropriate officials of all units of government, to direct the flag of the United States be flown at half-staff on all buildings, grounds, and naval vessels throughout the United States and in all areas under its jurisdiction and control.
Accordingly, Governor Chafee has directed that, in addition to the flag of the United States, the Rhode Island flag fly at half-staff on all public buildings and grounds across the state on Thursday, September 11, 2014.
“It is with great sadness that we prepare to mark the thirteenth anniversary of the September 11 attacks,” Governor Chafee said. “To honor that day’s many victims, from Rhode Island, across the country and around the world, I ask that Rhode Islanders observe a respectful moment of silence at 8:46 a.m. September 11 was a tragedy on every scale imaginable, and it is my hope that on its anniversary we are all able to engage in silent remembrance of those who were lost.”
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