Flags to fly half-staff on Friday for 9/11

City facilities observe National Patriot Day

Brian Coddington, Communications Director, 509.625.6740

Thursday, September 10, 2015 at 4:08 p.m.

Spokane Mayor David Condon has directed that Washington State and United States flags at all City facilities be lowered to half-staff on Friday, Sept. 11, 2015 for national Patriot Day, the annual memorial to the victims of the 2001 tragedy.

“It is our duty as a nation, as a state, and as a community to never forget 9/11,” said Condon. “This flag lowering every year for Patriot Day is one of the ways we continue to remember and honor the victims and heroic emergency responders on that tragic day.”

Flags should remain at half-staff until close of business or sunset on Friday. Other government entities, citizens and businesses are encouraged to join this recognition.

Also Friday, Condon will join Gold Star Families for the groundbreaking of Illuminating Courage, a new military memorial to be built this fall at the Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena. The monument will feature the names of fallen heroes from Washington state Post 9/11 to the present. The groundbreaking ceremony is open to the public and begins at 11 a.m. at the arena (720 W. Mallon)