Flags at the Ohio Statehouse will fly at half-staff from sunrise until sunset Sunday, September 11, 2016
September 9, 2016
Flags at the Ohio Statehouse will fly at half-staff from sunrise until sunset Sunday, September 11, 2016 in observance of Patriot Day and the National Day of Service and Remembrance.
Governor Kasich’s resolution reads:
“WHEREAS, the events of September 11, 2001 and the loss of nearly 3,000 innocent men, women, and children, and the attack on the freedoms and values we hold dear, will never be forgotten; and
WHEREAS, the moments following the disaster saw countless acts of heroism and bravery as police, firefighters and other first responders raced to the scene to save lives. Over 400 emergency workers lost their lives while trying to protect and serve, and countless others face ongoing health problems since that fateful day; and
WHEREAS, since that memorable day fifteen years ago, our nation continues to face threats both at home and abroad, and many Ohioans have answered the call to defend our communities, our state and our nation; and
WHEREAS, we honor and pay tribute to our courageous men and women in uniform serving around the world, as well as to the dedicated members of our law enforcement, public safety, and intelligence communities who work diligently and tirelessly to protect us from danger and, when called upon, stand willing to pay the ultimate sacrifice to preserve the freedoms we value; and
WHEREAS, Patriot Day pays tribute to those who lost their lives on September 11, and the National Day of Service and Remembrance honors their memory and sacrifice by encouraging us all to come together, give back to our communities, and live a life bigger than ourselves like our first responders and heroes did that day.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, John R. Kasich, Governor of the State of Ohio, do hereby recognize September 11, 2016 as
NATIONAL DAY OF SERVICE
throughout Ohio and ask all Ohioans to observe Patriot Day and the National Day of Service and Remembrance with appropriate ceremonies, activities, and remembrance services.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, I hereby proclaim, by the authority vested in me as Governor of the State of Ohio by the Ohio Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim that the flags of the United States of America and the State of Ohio shall be flown at half-staff upon all public buildings and grounds throughout the state of Ohio from sunrise to sunset on September 11, 2016. I further ask that all Ohioans observe a moment of silence beginning at 8:46 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time to honor the innocent Americans and people from around the world who lost their lives as a result of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.”