In observance of the sixteenth anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, Governor Mark Dayton has ordered all United States flags and Minnesota flags be flown at half-staff at all state and federal buildings in the State of Minnesota from sunrise until sunset onMonday, September 11, 2017.

As a mark of respect for the victims of this tragedy, Gov. Dayton has proclaimed Monday to be “Patriot Day and A Day of Service and Remembrance” in the State of Minnesota. In solidarity with the rest of the nation, the Governor encourages all Minnesotans to observe the National Moment of Silence at 7:46 a.m. Central Daylight Time.

Photo courtesy of the National Park Service