MONTGOMERY – Governor Bob Riley is directing flags on state government buildings to be flown at half-staff on Saturday, the ninth anniversary of the terrorists attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Local governments and schools are also encouraged by the Governor to fly their flags at half-staff on Saturday.
"There was a lot of tragedy on Sept. 11, but we should always remember there was also a lot of heroism. I'll never forget the pride I felt at seeing brave Americans risking their lives for complete strangers, and the pride I felt later upon learning that other brave Americans had fought back against their attackers in the skies over Pennsylvania. On that day, Americans came together and united in a common purpose. I hope this anniversary of Sept. 11 rekindles in our nation that same spirit of unity that helped to sustain us on that difficult day and the immediate days and months after," said Governor Riley.
Flags on state government buildings will remain at half-staff until sunset on Saturday.