Governor Kelly directs flags be flown half-staff for Patriot Day

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TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNW) – On Thursday, Governor Laura Kelly ordered flags throughout the state to be flown at half-staff for the entire day on September 11 in accordance with Executive Order 20-30, in recognition of Patriot Day, September 11, 2020, and in accordance with a proclamation from the White House.

“Nineteen years ago, today, our country experienced a tragedy that took the lives of so many of our fellow countrymen and women. My thoughts are with our friends, family members, and first responders who lost their lives on this infamous day,” Governor Laura Kelly said. “Each year, we are reminded of the true bravery of those first responders and emergency workers who arrived at on the scenes of these terrorist attacks and gave everything to help others. We are reminded of the strength of our nation when we come together to support one another in times of crisis.”

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