The U.S. and CNMI flags across the CNMI were lowered to half-staff last Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, in honor of the individuals, first responders, and military service members who lost their lives on Sept, 11, 2001
Gov. Ralph DLG Torres ordered the lowering of all flags across the CNMI last Sept. 11 in a proclamation he issued last Friday, on the heels of a similar directive from U.S. President Donald J. Trump.
An estimated 3,000 people died during the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks.
According to the proclamation he signed, “we join the nation in honoring our fallen Americans, and we encourage our community to visit the Field of Heroes at the American Memorial Park. Special appreciation to our private sector partners, most especially TanHoldings, and our government agencies for coming together to put on this event for our first responders.
“Our country and our lives changed forever that fateful day 19 years ago. As proud Americans, we remain in solidarity with the rest of the nation in honoring the brave first responders, fearless members of our military, and ordinary Americans who went beyond the call of duty to save others.” (Saipan Tribune)