CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Several ceremonies are scheduled across the state Monday to mark the 16th anniversary of the events of September 11, 2001.
Gov. Jim Justice has ordered all U.S. and state flags to fly at half-staff at state-owned facilities in accordance with a presidential proclamation.
West Virginia University at Parkersburg will hold its annual memorial service at the campus flagpole beginning at 9:30. WVU President Dr. Fletcher Lamkin will be among the speakers.
Concord University will also begin its Patriot Day service at 9:30 a.m. near Marsh Hall.
Concord Veterans Advocate Steven Kennedy will speak.
“This event signifies that we as a country will never forget the terrible actions that happened on Sept. 11, 2001,” Kennedy said in a news release. “This is a time for us to come together as one nation and respect the lives lost on the day; to remember the immense support that was shown throughout this country; and to reflect on the patriotism that spread across America like wildfire.”