NMI honors the 9/11 fallen

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Amidst the dark clouds and heavy rains, the CNMI community joined the rest of the nation in honoring Americans who lost their lives in the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attack.

To mark the 18th commemoration of that day, Gov. Ralph DLG Torres ordered that the flag of the Commonwealth be flown at half-staff until sunset yesterday, in line with U.S. President Donald J. Trump’s order that the U.S. flag be flown at half-staff until sunset throughout the United States and its territories.

Every Sept. 11, now called Patriot Day, the nation remembers the 3,000 people who perished on Sept. 11, 2001

Many in the CNMI also joined the “Field of Heroes” Freedom Walk, which, because of the rain, became a caravan of cars, from the Garapan Fishing Base to the American Memorial Park, and the “We Will Never Forget” ceremony that followed after at the AMP Visitor Center Theater.

Field of Heroes ceremonies will also be held on Tinian on Sept. 16 at the Veterans Memorial Park at 10am, and on Rota on Sept. 17, at the Corporal Joe G. Charfauros Jr. Rota Veterans Memorial Park at 4pm.

U.S. flags will also be on display at the American Memorial Park on Saipan until Sept. 16, at the Veterans Memorial Park on Tinian until Sept. 18; and at the Corporal Joe G. Charfauros Jr. Rota Veterans Memorial Park on Rota until Sept.12.

Iva Maurin | Author
Iva Maurin is a communications specialist with environment and community outreach experience in the Philippines and in California. She has a background in graphic arts and is the Saipan Tribune’s community and environment reporter. Contact her at iva_maurin@saipantribune.com

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