BISMARCK -- Gov. Doug Burgum has directed all government agencies to fly the United States and North Dakota flags at half-staff on Tuesday, and encouraged North Dakota residents to do the same, in memory of those who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.
It is the 17th anniversary of the attacks.
The governor’s directive follows a joint resolution of Congress authorizing and requesting the President to designate Sept. 11 of each year as Patriot Day and direct flags to be lowered to half-staff for the entire day.
Americans also are encouraged to observe a moment of silence at 7:46 a.m. to honor the nearly 3,000 victims of the attacks.