Ohio and West Virginia Governors Order Flags Flown At Half-staff

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Ohio and West Virginia's governors have ordered flags flown at half-staff Thursday, the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in the United States.

Nearly 3,000 people died 13 years ago Thursday when hijacked jets crashed into the World Trade Center in New York, the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., and in a field near Shanksville, Pa.

Gov. John Kasich and Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin also ask that residents observe a moment of silence at 8:46 a.m. Thursday – the time the first plane struck the north tower in New York. Another jetliner struck the Pentagon at 9:37 a.m.

Kasich's office says flags on public buildings and grounds should be at half-staff from sunrise until sunset Thursday.
In a resolution, Kasich urges Ohioans to use the day to both honor victims and pay tribute to the men and women in the military and to first responders.
Tomblin plans to attend wreath laying and bell ringing ceremonies on the grounds of the state Capitol in Charleston.