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Flags ordered at half staff to honor Victims of 9/11

American flag at half staff (ThinkStock)

American flag at half staff (ThinkStock)

DES MOINES, Iowa — Gov. Terry Branstad has ordered all flags in Iowa to be flown at half staff beginning at sunset Friday, Sept. 9, until sunrise on Monday, Sept. 12, to honor those who lost their lives in the New York terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001.

The governor’s directive applies to all U.S. and state flags under the control of the state.  Flags will be at half-staff on the state Capitol building and on flag displays in the Capitol complex, and upon all public buildings, grounds, and facilities throughout the state.

Individuals, businesses, schools, municipalities, counties and other government subdivisions are encouraged to fly the flag at half-staff for the same length of time as a sign of respect.

In Illinois, Gov. Bruce Rauner has ordered all flags in Illinois to be flown at half staff from sunrise to sunset on Sunday, September 11.