Flags at Half-Staff: Observing the 16th Anniversary of 9/11 Attacks

September 08, 2017                                                                              Bookmark and Share

Governor Dayton Orders Flags to Half-Staff in Observation of the 16th Anniversary of 9/11 Attacks 

ST. PAUL, MN – In observance of the sixteenth anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, Governor Mark Dayton has ordered all United States flags and Minnesota flags be flown at half-staff at all state and federal buildings in the State of Minnesota from sunrise until sunset on Monday, September 11, 2017. 

As a mark of respect for the victims of this tragedy, Governor Dayton has proclaimed Monday to be “Patriot Day and A Day of Service and Remembrance” in the State of Minnesota. In solidarity with the rest of the nation, the Governor encourages all Minnesotans to observe the National Moment of Silence at 7:46 a.m. Central Daylight Time.

To read the Governor’s proclamation, click here. 

Flags at Half-Staff

In keeping with appropriate flag etiquette and U.S. Code, Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton may order the state flag to be flown at half-staff under very limited circumstances. He may also order the national flag to be flown at half-staff on state property only. A state flag on state property is required by law to be flown at half-staff if the national flag is flown at half-staff.