Gov. Cox orders flags flown at half-staff in honor of 9/11
Sep 11, 2023, 11:08 AM | Updated: 11:20 am
(Laura Seitz/Deseret News)
SALT LAKE CITY – Utah Gov. Spencer Cox issued an order for Utah and United States flags to be flown at half-staff Monday. The order is in remembrance of the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
According to a press release provided by the State of Utah, flags are to be lowered at all state facilities.
They are to remain in that position until sunset.
Citizens, businesses, and other organizations are invited to participate.
Flying flags at half-staff is customary when the United States is in mourning, according to USA.gov.
The president, a state’s governor or the mayor of the District of Columbia can order flags to be flown at half-staff.
Often, this marks a national tragedy, the death of a first responder, military member, or government official. It can also signify that it is Memorial Day or another national day of remembrance.