EXECUTIVE ORDER 2021-20
ORDERING FLAGS TO HALF STAFF HONORING THE INDIVIDUALS WHO LOST THEIR LIVES ON SEPTEMBER 11, 2001
WHEREAS, on September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks were carried out against the United States of America, killing nearly 3,000 people; and
WHEREAS, the Congress of the United States has designated September 11 of each year as "Patriot Day" by a joint resolution approved December 18, 2001 (Public Law 107-89); and,
WHEREAS, Nevadans recognize Patriot Day and remember those who were injured and killed in the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001; and,
WHEREAS, we, collectively as a State, remain grateful for the courage and compassion shown by first responders, members of the military, and all those who heroically provided aid and assistance on that day and in the aftermath of the attacks;
NOW, THEREFORE, by the authority vested in me as Governor by the Constitution and laws of the State of Nevada, and pursuant to the Proclamation issued by President Joseph R. Biden and pursuant to section 7 of title 4 of the United States Code, it is hereby ordered as follows:
The flags of the United States and the State of Nevada shall be flown at half-staff at the State Capitol and all State public buildings and grounds for the entire day on Saturday, September 11, 2021 in honor of the individuals who lost their lives on September 11, 2001.