Governor Hochul Orders Flags at Half-Staff and Landmarks to Shine Blue on 22nd Anniversary of 9/11

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(WNY News Now) – Governor Kathy Hochul has directed flags to be flown at half-staff on state government buildings and illuminated 16 iconic state landmarks and bridges in remembrance of the 22nd anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks.

Albany – Governor Kathy Hochul announced today that flags adorning state government buildings will be lowered to half-staff on Monday, September 11, marking the 22nd year since the tragic events of 9/11. Additionally, 16 prominent state landmarks and bridges will be bathed in blue light in honor of the lives lost on that fateful day.

“22 years ago, our nation was forever changed by a cowardly act of terror that took the lives of thousands of innocent Americans,” Governor Hochul said. “New Yorkers stand united in our grief for those we lost, and in our gratitude to the first responders and other heroes of that day. We will never forget.”

Among the notable landmarks and bridges to be lit are the One World Trade Center, Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge, and Niagara Falls. This solemn gesture serves as a powerful reminder of the resilience and unity that define New York in the face of adversity.

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