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Governor Requests Statewide Moment Of Silence In Honor Of 9/11 Victims
Reported by: Bethany Simmons
Web Producer: Jeff Morris
Reported: Sep. 10, 2012 12:17 PM EDT
Updated: Sep. 10, 2012 4:08 PM EDT
Charleston , Kanawha County , West Virginia
Tuesday marks 11 years since the terrorist attacks against the United States that changed our nation forever.
Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin and first lady Joanne Tomblin are asking all West Virginians to observe a moment of silence at 8:46 a.m. Tuesday to honor the lives lost that day.
In addition, Gov. Tomblin has ordered all U.S. and State flags at state facilities to fly at half-staff Tuesday to commemorate Patriot Day and the National Day of Service and Remembrance.
"Sept. 11, 2001, will forever be remembered as one of the darkest days in our nation's history. Families lost mothers, fathers, brothers and sisters; many lost dear friends and valued coworkers," the governor said in a news release.
The first lady said as people remember those fallen by the tragedy, “it is my hope that we also recognize the contributions of those who served during one of our nation's greatest times of need."
The Tomblins will lay a wreath at the West Virginia Fallen Firefighters Memorial, located outside the Culture Center on the state Capitol grounds, shortly before the moment of silence Tuesday.
Following that wreath laying, there will be a remembrance ceremony on the north side of the state Capitol building.
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