Michigan State Rep. Triston Cole honors local heroes in special 9-11 tribute
State Rep. Triston Cole, R-Mancelona, pays tribute to local first responders today during a special ceremony at the Capitol honoring the victims and heroes of 9-11.
“As we reflect upon that infamous day on Sept. 11, 2001, I am humbled to be standing alongside Charlevoix Chief of Police and Fire Gerard Doan, and Charlevoix Deputy Sheriff Rob Scholey,” Rep. Cole said.
“These two men epitomize the very definition of a hero and have selflessly served our local community day in and day out and it is privilege to have them join me as we unite to pay special tribute to the folks who have paid the ultimate price in sacrifice for their country.”
Gov. Rick Snyder lowers flags for Patriot Day, remembers the innocent lives lost in the 2001 terrorist attacks
Gov. Rick Snyder issued the following statement in honor of Patriot Day and calls for the lowering of U.S. flags in remembrance of the lives lost on Sept. 11, 2001:
“We join together as Americans to remember the innocent lives lost in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks and the sacrifices made. We keep them and their families in our thoughts and prayers.
“Patriot Day honors those who perished, first responders, and men and women who demonstrated incredible bravery and compassion. This day will forever be a reminder of the heroic individuals who stood tall in the face of evil to help their fellow Americans.
“We’re grateful for all first responders who walk in their footsteps, serving their communities. We also thank the courageous men and women in the armed forces who have paid the ultimate price for freedom, those serving today, and our brave veterans.
“On Friday, Sept. 11, the state of Michigan will lower its flags to half-staff to honor Patriot Day and the victims of the attacks. Please do so as well at your home or workplace. As the flags are lowered, let’s remember and pray for the 2,977 lives lost and their families.”
Concurrent with federal law and in accordance with Executive Order 2013-10, Michigan residents, businesses, schools, state and local governments and other organizations are encouraged to display the flag at half-staff. Flags should be returned to full-staff on Saturday, Sept. 12.
When flown at half-staff or half-mast, the U.S. flag should be hoisted first to the peak for an instant and then lowered to the half-staff or half-mast position.
The flag should again be raised to the peak before it is lowered for the day.