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Governor Orders Flags at Half Staff, Invites Public to September 11 Ceremony at State House

September 08, 2006 - TRC

AUGUSTA - In accordance with President Bush’s proclamation and with Federal Public law 107-89, designating September 11th each year as “Patriot Day”, Governor John Baldacci has directed that the United States flag and the State of Maine flag be flown at half staff from sunrise to sunset Monday, September 11, 2006.

This year marks the fifth anniversary of the attacks on September 11, 2001.

The public is invited to a ceremony to mark this anniversary on Monday, September 11, 2006 at the State House at 12:00 noon. The location is the State House in Augusta, State Street entrance steps. Rain location is the Hall of Flags.

The ceremony will honor and remember those lost in the attacks as well as those who risked their lives to help in the response and recovery. First responders will be recognized for their continued service to protect the public.

Speaking at the ceremony will be the Governor, Senate President Beth Edmonds, Speaker of the House John Richardson, Senate Minority Leader Paul Davis, House Assistant Minority Leader Joshua Tardy, Senator Arthur Mayo and Bath Fire Fighter Captain Michael Clarke. The Bath Fire Department Color Guard will perform at the ceremony.

A September 11th memorial from the Bath Fire Department, constructed with a section of a girder from the World Trade Center, remains on display in the Hall of Flags and will remain at the State House until September 15.

Read Online: http://www.maine.gov/tools/whatsnew/index.php?id=23567&topic=Portal+News&v=article-2006

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