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LePage Orders Flags at Half-Staff for 9/11 Remembrance
09/10/2013 03:33 PM ET  

Gov. Paul LePage has ordered flags on state office buildings lowered Wednesday to mark the 12th anniversary of the terrorist attacks.

Flags on state office buildings will be flying at half-staff Wednesday in honor of the victims of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Gov. Paul LePage ordered the flags lowered to mark the 12th anniversary of the attacks.

"Across our country, Americans watched in horror as one of the darkest days in our history unfolded," LePage says in a statement. "But as the days, weeks and months passed after these terrible acts of terrorism, one thing became evident: Americans had found strength from each other, and our spirit had not been conquered."

LePage will speak at two ceremonies, one in Freeport at 9:30 a.m., and the other in Brunswick at noon, sponsored by the American Legion.

Wednesday morning, the Portland Fire Department also plans to lay a wreath of remembrance at the September 11th memorial at Fort Allen Park on the Eastern Prom, where a moment of silence will be observed at 8:46 a.m., the time that an American Airlines jet hit the north tower of the World Trade Center in New York City.

Portland firefighters are also joining with the American Red Cross to sponsor a day-long blood drive to mark the event.



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