Flags On Display At Statehouse For 9/11 Remembrance

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Nearly 3,000 flags will be on display on the lawn of the Ohio Statehouse to mark the 14th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks.

The display is part of a remembrance ceremony scheduled for Friday. The Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board, which oversees the Statehouse grounds, says the flags represent the lives lost during the 2001 attacks.

When seen from above, the flags’ arrangement is designed to represent the World Trade Center towers, with a space in the shape of the Pentagon and an open strip representing the field in Pennsylvania where United Airlines Flight 93 crashed.

In West Virginia, Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has ordered all flags at state facilities lowered to half staff in remembrance of the attacks.

Tomblin asked that residents observe a moment of silence at 8:46 a.m. Friday – the time the first plane struck the north tower in New York. Another jetliner struck the Pentagon at 9:37 a.m.