Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has ordered flags at all public institutions throughout Oregon to be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Tuesday, Sept. 11 for Patriot Day.
"Sept. 11, 2001 is a day that each of us will never forget,” Brown said. "Dan and I encourage all Oregonians to take a moment to honor the lives of those lost on that horrific day. We hope their families continue to find love and comfort."
On Sept. 11, 2001, there were four coordinated terrorist attacks against America, carried out by the al-Qaeda, an Islamic terrorist organization. Nearly 3,000 people died in the attacks and more than 6,000 people were injured.
By a joint resolution approved on Dec. 18, 2001, Public Law 107-89 has designated September 11 of each year as “Patriot Day” which also directs the flags be lowered to half-staff for the entire day on September 11.
The Lincoln City Kiwanis Club members place 250 flags along Highway 101 on Patriot Day.
The members pack the flags into vehicles and drive around town placing the flags in front of local businesses and other locations during the mornings of several holidays, including 9-11 Patriot Day, Labor Day, Veterans Day, Presidents Day, Memorial Day, Flag Day and the Fourth of July. The Kiwanis members then return to pick up the flags at the end of the day on each holiday.