Flags are flying at half-staff today around the Garden State in memory of the 746 New Jersey victims of the September 11th terror attacks as well as the hundreds of other Americans whose lives were snuffed out by Al Qaeda’s barbarism.
Governor Chris Christie’s executive order 139 was accompanied by the following statement:
“On the twelfth anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, we pause to honor and remember the nearly 3,000 innocent victims – more than 700 of them New Jerseyans – whose lives were lost in New York City, Washington, DC and Pennsylvania. We continue to comfort the families of the victims and share in the memories of their loved ones, as well as honor the thousands of Americans – firefighters, police officers, EMS responders, military personnel and construction workers – whose selfless acts of bravery and heroism saved thousands of lives that day. We are also grateful to our law enforcement communities and our Armed Forces for their tremendous sacrifices to protect us at home and abroad since the terrorist attacks. The events of that day united us as Americans to show the world the power of our strength and resolve to overcome unspeakable evil. Just as we did on September 11, 2001, we continue to display today and every day the patriotism that defines us as New Jerseyans and as Americans.”
You can click here to read the Governor’s official executive order.