Gov. Tony Evers ordered flags of the United States and Wisconsin flown at half-staff Friday in remembrance of the nearly 3,000 lives lost in the attacks of Sept. 11 2001 and in honor of the State Day of Service.
“On the 19th anniversary of Sept. 11, we pay tribute to those who lost their lives, the survivors and surviving family members and loved ones, and the first responders, volunteers, and countless heroes who responded during a time of great need,” Evers said in a statement upon issuing Executive Order #88, lowering the flags.
“We continue to strive toward that which has held us together when tragedy strikes, our resilience, our spirit of service, and the resolve to find strength through unity and purpose.”Wisconsinites can participate in the State Day of Service by engaging in volunteer activities in their communities. A list of activities is available at the Volunteer Wisconsin website.