Governor Steve Beshear's Communications Office
Gov Beshear: Remember Victims, Families, Military on 9/11

Press Release Date:  Thursday, September 10, 2015  
Contact Information:  Terry Sebastian
Jennifer Brislin

State flags to be lowered to half-staff

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Governor Steve Beshear asks all Kentuckians to remember each of the lives lost on 9/11 and to honor their memories by lowering flags Friday, Sept. 11.

“September 11, 2001, will always be one of the darkest days in our country’s history. Nearly 3,000 Americans died that day, and the pain will never be fully erased,” Gov. Beshear said. “I call on all Kentuckians to remember and honor these Americans and their families on Sept. 11.”

Gov. Beshear has directed that flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Friday, Sept. 11.

The Governor will issue a proclamation making Sept. 11, 2015, “9/11 First Responders Day.” The proclamation is attached. Gov. Beshear’s About Kentucky video message on 9/11 can be viewed here.


Download a copy of the proclamation (PDF)