It is important to set aside this day of observance to recognize the sacrifices of those who were injured or lost as a result of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001,” said Governor LePage. “Ann and I honor and remember these heroes, their families, our nation’s first responders and the dedication of our veterans and military members who are now serving. We must never forget.”

Both the United States and State of Maine flags should be lowered to half-staff today, Patriot Day, September 11th. Flags should fly at half-staff until the sun goes down.