US, state flags to fly at half-staff in memory of Sept. 11

Tom Cody of Omaha searches Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015, for the flag carrying the name of a Creighton schoolmate who died in the Sept. 11 attacks in Omaha, Neb. Flags with the names of all victims were placed at Memorial Park as a tribute to the fallen. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

VIRGINIA (WAVY) — Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe has issued an order for all Commonwealth of Virginia and U.S. flags to be flown at half-staff on Sept. 11.

All flags will be flown at half-staff on all local, state, and federal buildings and grounds in the Commonwealth of Virginia in respect and memory of the victims who died in the terrorist attacks against at the Pentagon, the World Trade Center and in Shanksville, Pennsylvania on September 11, 2001.

The flags will be lowered at sunrise on Friday and remain at half-staff until sunset.

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