Fallin orders flags to be flown at half-staff to honor 9/11 victims
Beverly Bryant - September 10, 2018 3:14 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY – Gov. Mary Fallin has ordered all American and Oklahoma flags on state property to be flown at half-staff from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Tuesday to honor the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on America.
“Sept. 11 is a day to mourn and remember those who were victims to the worst terror attack in our nation’s history,” said Fallin. “As we continue to pray for their families and friends, let us also remember and pay tribute to the heroic actions of first responders and volunteers who acted quickly and selflessly — sometimes even sacrificing their own lives — to save others. Moving forward, our goal must be to continue to ensure that the events of Sept. 11 never repeat themselves, and that we remain vigilant against those who seek to do us harm or undermine our freedoms.
“We also should keep in mind our troops who serve in our nation’s military. These brave men and women willingly leave the comfort of their homes to place themselves in harm’s way to ensure the citizens of Oklahoma and the United States can continue to enjoy freedom. The United States of America remains the world’s greatest beacon of liberty. We are able to enjoy freedom and prosperity because of the service and sacrifice made by the men and women of our Armed Forces, whom we should continue to keep in our prayers.”